Dave Fennell

Dave Fennell

Dave Fennell is an independent safety consultant and motivational speaker based in Cochrane, Alta. He is well-known for his expertise in risk tolerance, human factors and behaviour-based safety. He can be reached at djfsafe1@telus.net or visit www.davefennellsafety.com for more information.

Does zero mean nothing?

Evidence shows that every task can be done without hurting workers

Does zero mean nothing?

Senior management needs more direct contact with front-line workers

Degrees of separation can be closed through communication technology

Senior management needs more direct contact with front-line workers

True commitment to safety revealed off job​

If workers wear PPE to mow lawn, workplace safety culture likely strong​

True commitment to safety revealed off job​

What’s in a name?

Safety cop titles, language that minimizes incidents has to stop

What’s in a name?

Is your organization actively caring?

All levels must go to great lengths to ensure the well-being, safety of others

Is your organization actively caring?

A tale of two managers

Managers can make or break a safety culture

A tale of two managers

Examine all high-potential events

Significant attention must be given to serious near misses

Examine all high-potential events

Can you handle the truth?

Perception surveys will reveal your real safety culture

Can you handle the truth?

Intervention must be the norm

Despite policies requiring employees to speak up, it doesn’t always happen

Intervention must be the norm

How to create a culture that reduces risk tolerance

10 influencing factors impact workers’ decisions

How to create a culture that reduces risk tolerance