The workshop conducted by internationally recognised safety strategist Shawn Galloway of ProAct Safety, Austin, Texas, on 30 November 2011 was an outstanding success as measured by the responses of the diverse audience of 65 safety professionals, advisors and regulators.
Key points throughout the day included:
redefining safety excellence
identifying transformational opportunities
reviewing the better practices of excellence cultures
identifying strategies and vital questions to self-diagnose
reviewing the elements of safety culture excellence
developing strategies to engage employees in discretional efforts to obtain and sustain excellence
The major benefits for most attendees were the refreshing and innovative approach taken by the workshop leader which stimulated a high level of interaction between the very diverse participating group.
The overall response from registrants when asked whether they would attend future professional development workshops was unanimously ‘yes’.
The workshop was heavily subsidised by MARCSTA.
It became apparent during the workshop that there needs to be more opportunities for OHS professionals to meet and exchange ideas and opinions in an open and non-confrontational environment.
The MARCSTA Management Committee are conscious of this need and will consider scheduling another appropriate program in 2012.