GEAPS’ Educational Programming Committee has lined up an impressive field of speakers for the Exchange 2012 Opening Workshop. The speakers for the program, “Creating an Effective Safety Culture: No Longer a Choice,” are experts in the field of health and safety at some of the top universities and corporations in the nation.
The information you need to create a safety culture for your company will be covered at the Exchange 2012 opening workshop. The three-hour program is March 4, from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. The workshop will be presented in three components. The first examines what is a safety culture and discusses how to assess whether your company’s culture is effective. The second part will feature a wide-ranging discussion on what people should know about effective safety cultures, and university research on developing a safety culture specifically for grain companies. Following a short break, the final section will assess the costs and benefits of established safety cultures, and includes a case study.
Speakers are: Mark Daniels, director of safety and health, CHS; Steve Simmons, associate vice president of agribusiness risk management, Nationwide Agribusiness; Michael Boland, professor of agricultural economics, University of Minnesota; Carol Jones, associate professor, stored product engineering, Oklahoma State University; Chris Goulart, director, consulting services, RCI; and Roger Price, vice president, California Business Group, J.D. Heiskell & Co.