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The Employee Safety Podcast is for professionals responsible for the safety and well-being of their employees. Today’s world has a wide array of threats: wildfires, hurricanes, civil unrest, acts of violence, a global pandemic. We will discuss how to protect your employees from all of these threats—whether they’re in the office, working remotely, or traveling for business.
Each episode features an interview with a leader in employee safety, discussing topics such as emergency preparedness, business continuity, critical communication, severe weather, pandemic response, and more.

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The Employee Safety Podcast is for professionals responsible for the safety and well-being of their employees. Today’s world has a wide array of threats: wildfires, hurricanes, civil unrest, acts of violence, a global pandemic. We will discuss how to protect your employees from all of these threats—whether they’re in the office, working remotely, or traveling for business.
Each episode features an interview with a leader in employee safety, discussing topics such as emergency preparedness, business continuity, critical communication, severe weather, pandemic response, and more.

    How the City of Indio Prepares for Coachella & Other Major Events

    How the City of Indio Prepares for Coachella & Other Major Events

    Indio, California, is known as the “City of Festivals.” It is home to major music festivals like Coachella and Stagecoach, and numerous other arts, food, and sporting events.
    When one of these events takes place, the population of Indio doubles, making it vital to have an adequate emergency plan in place.
    Dennis Day, Emergency Operations Center Manager for the City of Indio, shares how his team engages in year-round efforts to prepare for festivals and major events.
    We discuss:
    - Adapting preparedness efforts in response to population growth
    - How Indio protects its citizens, festival-goers, and visitors during events
    - The importance of building relationships to improve emergency management 
    The Employee Safety Podcast is hosted by Peter Steinfeld, SVP of Safety Solutions at AlertMedia.
    You can find this interview and many more by subscribing to The Employee Safety Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or here.
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    • 22 min
    Improving Incident Outcomes with Modern Emergency Communication Tools

    Improving Incident Outcomes with Modern Emergency Communication Tools

    It’s not easy to secure huge campuses, multiple buildings, and hundreds if not thousands of employees and visitors. Emergency communications can be a complicated challenge for organizations with a large geographic footprint and a steady flow of people coming in and out of their facilities.
    David Markley, Director of Operations at Grace Covenant Church, joins the show to share the tools and strategies he uses to effectively communicate with his employees, volunteers, and congregation during emergency situations.
    We discuss:
    - The benefits of maintaining a “defense mindset”
    - The importance of disseminating critical information quickly and accurately
    - How two-way communication improves incident outcomes
    - Why organizations should not wait to implement a modern emergency communication solution 
    Contact David at DavidM@Grace360.org.
    The Employee Safety Podcast is hosted by Peter Steinfeld, SVP of Safety Solutions at AlertMedia.
    You can find this interview and many more by subscribing to The Employee Safety Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or here. 
    Listening on a desktop and can’t see the links? Just search for The Employee Safety Podcast in your favorite podcast player.

    • 22 min
    How FEMA Helps Businesses & Communities Navigate Disasters

    How FEMA Helps Businesses & Communities Navigate Disasters

    FEMA has supported businesses and communities before, during, and after disasters for more than 40 years. It provides emergency assistance that includes ongoing coordination, integration, planning, and training exercises to improve organizational resilience.
    Robert Glenn, Director, Office of Business, Industry, and Infrastructure Integration at FEMA, explains how businesses can receive disaster assistance, help their communities, and better prepare for emergencies.
    We discuss:
    - How a disaster gets declared
    - The resources and services FEMA provides
    - How businesses can apply for disaster assistance
    - Important lessons for preparedness and recovery  
    Contact the Office of Business, Industry, and Infrastructure Integration at ob3i@fema.dhs.gov. 
    The Employee Safety Podcast is hosted by Peter Steinfeld, SVP of Safety Solutions at AlertMedia. 
    You can find this interview and many more by subscribing to The Employee Safety Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or here.
    Listening on a desktop and can’t see the links? Just search for The Employee Safety Podcast in your favorite podcast player.

    • 28 min
    Why Organizations Should View Safety as a Service

    Why Organizations Should View Safety as a Service

    Safety professionals provide a valuable service to an organization. Their job is to protect the people, the business, and the company reputation, and they must ensure that everyone is working toward the same safety goals.
    Mark French, Senior Health, Safety, Environmental Manager at Dalkia Solutions and owner of TSD Amalgamated Safety Consulting, joins the show to explain why more organizations should embrace the philosophy that safety is a service.
    We discuss:
    - How building trust with employees motivates them to be safe
    - Why a sustainable safety culture requires both creative thinking and integration
    - How safety leaders can better engage their workforce around safety   
    Check out these resources we mentioned during the podcast:
    - Leading and Learning Through Safety 
    - MarkAFrench.com  
    The Employee Safety Podcast is hosted by Peter Steinfeld, SVP of Safety Solutions at AlertMedia. 
    You can find this interview and many more by subscribing to The Employee Safety Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or here. 
    Listening on a desktop and can’t see the links? Just search for The Employee Safety Podcast in your favorite podcast player.

    • 23 min
    How Salesforce Safeguards Its Global Workforce

    How Salesforce Safeguards Its Global Workforce

    Earlier this year, Salesforce released its return to the workplace plan, which the company refers to as “Success from Anywhere.” It allows employees to choose the model that best suits their needs, whether that’s working from home, the office, or both.
    The plan revolutionized how Salesforce employees work. However, it presented new challenges for safeguarding the physical and mental well-being of the organization’s global workforce.
    In this episode, Stasha Wyskiel, Senior Director of Resilience, Global Safety, and Security at Salesforce, shares how her team navigates employee safety for 60,000 employees across 28 countries.
    We discuss:
    - The specifics of Salesforce’s return to the workplace plan
    - Safety and security challenges of a remote/dispersed workforce
    - How Salesforce’s Global Operations Center assists employees no matter where they are  
    Reach out to Stasha at swyskiel@salesforce.com.
    The Employee Safety Podcast is hosted by Peter Steinfeld, SVP of Safety Solutions at AlertMedia. 
    You can find this interview and many more by subscribing to The Employee Safety Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or here. 
    Listening on a desktop and can’t see the links? Just search for The Employee Safety Podcast in your favorite podcast player.

    • 22 min
    A Better Way to Communicate During Emergencies

    A Better Way to Communicate During Emergencies

    To celebrate the first anniversary of the show, we invited Brian Cruver, founder and CEO of AlertMedia, to share his storied career path as an entrepreneur and how he arrived at the idea for AlertMedia. 
    In this episode, Brian describes the circumstances that led to his passion for creating businesses that help people in emergencies and how they helped shape the organization into what it is today. 
    Establishing core values like “simplicity is a strength” and “customers come first” is essential to the company’s success, according to Brian. 
    We also discuss:
    - His scientific method approach to starting a business
    - The importance of transparency within an organization
    - Why ease of use is so important in an emergency communications tool
    - How he keeps products and employees mission-focused

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
130 Ratings

130 Ratings

asherman44 ,

Very informative

Great company and important info!

ShawnRafferty ,

Very Informative

Listening to this podcast is a great way to learn about so many different and extremely important topics that effect every organization. Getting professional perspectives from actual people that work in their fields, have real world experiences, and are able to explain in a way all can understand is so valuable. Great show and great host.

KG from TX ,

Helpful and Interesting!

I love hearing all the different perspectives of the guests. I look forward to each episode!

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