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.

Risk tolerance in crazy times

Safety consultant Dave Fennell covers the influencing factors of risk tolerance, how they impact decision-making and how an understanding of these factors will reduce risk tolerance in your workplace in a 'new normal'

Risk tolerance in crazy times

What is essential in safety?

Safety expert Dave Fennell gives COS a completely stripped-down, bare-bones, no-window-dressing, no-luxuries look at what is essential for keeping our workers safe

What is essential in safety?

'It's complicated'

Safety consultant Dave Fennell explains why complex matters must be systematically simplified to provide a more targeted and effective approach in the OHS space

'It's complicated'

Incidents can shape safety culture

Establishing accountability and ownership, ensuring proper conduct for yourself, supervisors and management can strengthen culture post-incident

Incidents can shape safety culture

Compliance versus commitment

Firms aspiring to leading-edge safety need to do more than what regulations demand

Compliance versus commitment

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?