In this episode of the No Accident podcast, presented by TRUCE, we hear from Barton McMillin, who’s worked in the industry for more than 25 years and currently serves as the Vice President of Environmental, Health, & Safety at Ericsson.
He discusses why engagement with a safety culture is a great measurement of a company’s success, why it’s important to think of safety in the proactive sense rather than simply compliance, and why safer employees are more lucrative for the business.
“I am the safety guy, but I'm also here to help the business,” he says. “And helping the business is to make sure that the business understands what risks we're taking and how it's affecting our people.”
He also explains why a good safety professional is someone who genuinely cares about their employees’ safety inside and outside of work rather than simply being focused on productivity and how much money an injury could cost the company.