Safety Management, Training & Culture

To listen to any of the following safety management, leadership, training & culture related podcasts, simply click on the title of each episode below.

  1. Episode 224 – Finding Facts, Not Faults: How to Improve Safety After an Injury. Nicholas Coia, Industrial Safety Consultant for the Ohio BWC, presents on Finding Facts, Not Faults: How to Improve Safety After an Injury. Click here to watch the video. Click here to view the slides or here for the handout mentioned. (43:16) Listen/Download via Google Drive.
  2. Episode 220 – How to Build a Winning Culture (Live). Matt Campbell, Head Football Coach at Iowa State University, presents live to our safety council on how to create a winning culture! (46:13) Listen/Download via Google Drive.
  3. Episode 211 – [Safety Culture] Include Soft Skills in Your Training. Ami Gignac & Katie Woodhall, Managing Partners at Sparrow Tale, chat with us about how training your staff in soft skills can improve your safety culture in the long-run! This is an excerpt from e175, click here to listen to the full interview. (4:14) Listen/Download via Google Drive.
  4. Episode 210 – [Safety Culture] Better Communication Connects. Ami Gignac & Katie Woodhall, Managing Partners at Sparrow Tale, chat with us about how better communication improves the connection between your employees and your safety message! This is an excerpt from e175, click here to listen to the full interview. (13:51) Listen/Download via Google Drive.
  5. Episode 208 – [Safety Culture] Employee Engagement Creates Buy-in. Ami Gignac & Katie Woodhall, Managing Partners at Sparrow Tale, chat with us about how employee engagement creates buy-in and can help shift your safety culture! This is an excerpt from e175, click here to listen to the full interview. (4:11) Listen/Download via Google Drive.
  6. Episode 207 – [Safety Culture] The Importance of Management Commitment. Ami Gignac & Katie Woodhall, Managing Partners at Sparrow Tale, chat with us about the importance of management commitment in regards to shifting safety culture! This is an excerpt from e175, click here to listen to the full interview. (5:57) Listen/Download via Google Drive.
  7. Episode 205 – Recharge Your Workers’ Compensation Program (Live). This is a live recording of our Virtual Safety Council meeting on Thursday, February 25, 2021. The topic was Recharge Your Workers’ Compensation Program  and it was presented by Debbie O’Connell &  Wendy Sergent, Regional Managers, 1-888-OhioComp. (53:02) Listen/Download via Google Drive.
  8. Episode 199 – [Inspiring Safety] Creating Space for Employees to Grow. Safety specialist Katie Woodhall, Organizational Development & Leadership Advisor at Sparrow Tale, joined us to chat about how she inspires safety by creating space for employees to grow! (22:41) Listen/Download via Google Drive. 
  9. Episode 197 – Building Trust to Improve Retention. Dawn Yoder, CEO at Anderson Management, shares how she flipped one company’s retention rate from 25% to 75% in just one year! Dawn is also a Global Priority Solutions consultant, check out their podcast, Living Like a Leader, available on your favorite podcast apps. (12:34) Listen/Download via Google Drive.
  10. Episode 196 – How to Build a Culture of Success & Legacy (Live). This is a live recording of our Virtual Safety Council meeting on Thursday, September 24, 2020. The topic was The Power of Words: How to Build a Culture of Success & Legacy, and it was presented by Coach James Lovejoy, Streetsboro High School Assistant Football Coach & 2019 Streetsboro Citizen of the Year. (34:24) Listen/Download via Google Drive.
  11. Episode 193 – How to Engage Gen Z at Home & Work. Tanya Miller of Anti-Virus Youth Education and Dawn Yoder of Global Priority Solutions, joined us on Zoom to talk about how to engage with Gen Z workers & family members. As a CEO, Dawn flipped a company’s annual retention rate from 25% to 75% in one year by engaging employees better! She describes her experience starting at around 20:00. (56:54) Listen/Download via Google Drive.
  12. Episode 185 – [Inspiring Safety] Celebrate Success and Leverage Autonomy & Innovation. In this episode of Inspiring Safety, we’re joined by safety pro, Drew Garverick! We met Drew at OSC19 in Columbus where he participated on a featured panel discussing safety trends. He is currently an EHS/DOT Representative at PepsiCo and serves as the Vice Chair of the Education & Training Committee for the OSC & Expo. (13:30) Listen/Download via Google Drive.
  13. Episode 183 – [Inspiring Safety] Morale is a Leading Indicator. Jarrod Tomassi, Safety Director at Mortenson, joined us to chat about inspiring safety and what he calls “the human interface!” In this interview he gives us a key piece. He said, “Morale is the #1 key performance indicator… in a safety culture.” We couldn’t agree more! (22:04) Listen/Download via Google Drive.
  14. Episode 181 – [Inspiring Safety] Consistency is Key. Matt Mohler, Facilities Director & Safety Manager at Delta Systems, Inc. in Streetsboro, OH, joined us to chat about how he inspires safety while reminding us that consistency is key for every safety initiative! (12:42) Listen/Download via Google Drive.
  15. Episode 180 – [Inspiring Safety] Partnering to Solve Problems. Linda F. Martin, PhD, joined us to chat about inspiring safety and partnering to solve problems! Dr. Martin is the founder of The Soteria Society and currently serves as the Department Chair for Safety Programs (BS, MS, and PhD) at Capitol Technology University. (12:53) Listen/Download via Google Drive.
  16. Episode 178 – [Inspiring Safety] Making Safety Fun. Justin Deflumeri is the Health & Safety Manager at Monogram Foods in the greater Boston area overseeing the safety of over 600 employees. He also serves as a member of ASSP’s Executive Board. He joined us to chat about inspiring safety and how to make it fun for employees! (9:48) Listen/Download Google Drive.
  17. Episode 177 – [Inspiring Safety] Becoming an Industrial Athlete. George Nelson‘s LinkedIn videos inspired us to do an entire podcast series on #inspiring #safety! He joined us on Zoom to chat about having real conversations and how to start seeing yourself as an “industrial athlete” to ensure longevity. (15:40) Listen/Download via Google Drive.
  18. Episode 175 – 5 Ways to Shift Your Safety Culture. Ami Gignac & Katie Woodhall, Managing Partners at Sparrow Tale, joined us to chat about how to shift safety culture through management commitment, employee engagement, communication, training and consistency! (43:47) Listen/Download via Google Drive.
  19. Episode 165 – Leading Through Changes at Work. Change is never easy but it is inevitable, especially in times of crisis! As non-essential businesses start to reopen, workers will be returning to some big changes. Join Mike & Nic as they discuss how to plan, lead, communicate & navigate through change. (24:18) Listen/Download via Google Drive.
  20. Episode 91 – Crisis Communications (Live Training). This episode is a live recording of our monthly workplace safety luncheon on Feb. 14, 2019. The topic was Crisis Communications & Crisis Management and it was presented by Thom Fladung, Managing Partner at Hennes Communications. (47:20) Listen/Download via Google Drive.
  21. Episode 90. Using Virtual Reality to Improve Safety. Can virtual reality help improve workplace safety? Eric Irwin, Founder of Speculr thinks so! We caught up with him at the 2019 Ohio Safety Congress in Columbus to discuss how he’s using virtual reality technology to help companies improve their safety performance! (11:52) Listen/Download via Google Drive.
  22. Episode 85 – Employee Engagement Best Practices. We caught up with Stephen Francis, President & Lead Strategist at Franchise D & I Solutions, before his presentation at the 2019 Ohio Safety Congress on how we can better engage employees through inclusion, involvement & investment! (13:43) Listen/Download via Google Drive. 
  23. Episode 83 – The Real Cost of Safety with Rich McElhaney. Health & Safety Keynote Speaker, Rich McElhaney, stayed over with us at our monthly safety luncheon to give our listeners a quick recap of his presentation titled The Real Cost of Safety in this follow-up interview! (14:15) Listen/Download via Google Drive.
  24. Episode 81 – Crisis Communications: Interview with Thom Fladung. Thom Fladung, Managing Partner at Hennes Communications, stayed over with us to recap his presentation on Crisis Communications at our monthly safety luncheon! (12:03) Listen/Download via Google Drive.
  25. Episode 72 – Engaging Millennials in Safety (Live). This episode is a live recording of the Engaging Millennials in Safety breakout session at the NE Ohio Safety Expo on Oct. 12, 2018. The topic was presented by Nicholas Coia, Industrial Safety Consultant, for Ohio BWC! (46:26) Listen/Download via Google Drive.
  26. Episode 71 – Training Common Sense to Improve Winter Safety. Cari Gray, Safety Consultant for the Ohio BWC, shares why it’s important to train workers in what appears to be common sense during the winter weather season! (7:10) Listen/Download via Google Drive.
  27. Episode 67 – 5 Ways to Use Podcasts to Improve Safety. Nic & Mike chat about podcasting and share 5 ways you can use them to improve safety at your facility or organization! (15:54) Listen/Download via Google Drive.
  28. Episode 52 – The Hawthorne Effect: How it Affects Your Safety Culture & Performance. Pat McCon joins Nic & Mike to talk about The Hawthorne Effect and how it affects both your company’s safety culture and safety performance! (16:39) Listen/Download via Google Drive.
  29. Episode 45 – Safety Training with Innovation Technology. Donald Elswick, EHSS Trainer & Specialist at ELSMART Associates and Assistant Professor at the University of Findlay, stayed over with us to recap his presentation on how to better engage employees during safety training by using innovation technology! (11:06) Listen/Download via Google Drive.
  30. Episode 39 – The Evolving Workforce with Steve Ludwig. Steve Ludwig, Safety Programs Manger for Rockwell Automation, sits down with us to discuss the evolving workforce and the most effective measures that will improve safety across generational lines! (12:32) Listen/Download via Google Drive.
  31. Episode 34 -Interview with Tony DeAscentis, Founder of Ving! Tony DeAscentis, Founder & CEO of Ving! sat down with us to share how technology & “microbursts of safety training” that he calls vings can help improve your safety performance! (22:18) Listen/Download via Google Drive.
  32. Episode 31 – Interview with Brad Hurtig. Our May keynote speaker Brad Hurtig stayed over with us to share his inspirational comeback story after a devastating workplace injury that changed his life! He gives us some key principles to stay safe at work and to “find a way” through any adversity! (7:54) Listen/Download via Google Drive.
  33. Episode 17 – How Understanding the Stages of Change Can Improve Your Safety Program. Struggling to get your employees onboard with your safety policy? Understanding the 5 stages of change may help! (14:42) Listen/Download via Google Drive.
  34. Episode 16 – Social & Emotional Aspects of Workplace Safety. Is there more to safety than policy & education? Do social & emotional variables influence the level of compliance by employees? (17:08) Listen/Download via Google Drive.

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