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Real leaders leave a legacy. They capture the hearts and minds of their teams. Their origin story puts the safety and wellbeing of their people first. Great companies ubiquitously have safe yet productive operations. For those companies, Safety is an investment, not a cost for the C-Suite. It’s a real topic of daily focus. The SAFETY GURU with host Eric Michrowski, a globally recognized Ops & Safety Guru, public speaker and author explores through leader interviews how to leave a safety legacy. Your legacy success story begins now.

The Safety Guru Eric Michrowski

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

Real leaders leave a legacy. They capture the hearts and minds of their teams. Their origin story puts the safety and wellbeing of their people first. Great companies ubiquitously have safe yet productive operations. For those companies, Safety is an investment, not a cost for the C-Suite. It’s a real topic of daily focus. The SAFETY GURU with host Eric Michrowski, a globally recognized Ops & Safety Guru, public speaker and author explores through leader interviews how to leave a safety legacy. Your legacy success story begins now.

    Fatigue Risk Management: Ensuring Safety in High-Risk Work with Susan Sawatzky

    Fatigue Risk Management: Ensuring Safety in High-Risk Work with Susan Sawatzky

    In this episode, we deep dive into the critical topic of effectively managing fatigue in high-risk work environments with our special guest, Susan Sawatzky. Join us as we explore various factors that contribute to fatigue and discuss strategies to effectively mitigate risks and manage its effects. Tune in to learn how these approaches can enhance worker safety and productivity, emphasizing safety as a priority in industries where every second counts. Listen now!
    About the Guest:
    Susan Sawatzky is the President of In-Scope Solutions, a company dedicated to managing human risk factors or “The People Part of Safety” with a focus on fatigue risk management, stress management, mental health and wellness, enhancing healthy workplace cultures, and psychological health and safety in the workplace. Susan's specialization in fatigue risk management began over a decade ago when she managed the fatigue portfolio for the Canadian Oil & Gas Safety Association. Susan is also an international speaker and keynote conference presenter. For more information: www.in-scope.ca
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    • 28 min
    The Power of a Safety Agreement to Boost Safety Culture with Ken Roberts

    The Power of a Safety Agreement to Boost Safety Culture with Ken Roberts

    Don't miss this engaging and enlightening conversation with Ken Roberts, who brings over forty years of rich experience in mining, heavy industry, and construction. Ken shares invaluable insights on how frontline workers can buy into safety by building trust within teams and understanding the profound consequences of their actions. He emphasizes the importance of creating a safety commitment agreement for frontline workers to truly embrace safety in their daily lives. Ken also introduces the concept of 'Convenience Kills.' He discusses its stages and explains how organizations can effectively engage frontline workers in a powerful safety agreement to enhance their safety culture.
    About the Guest:
    With over forty years of rich experience in mining, heavy industry, and construction, Ken Roberts is a pioneer in transforming workplace cultures. He is the creator of the ground-breaking 'Convenience Kills' program, designed to move cultures from being convenience-driven to being consequence-driven, through his innovative “Agreements Culture” formula, which promotes voluntary accountability and ownership. His extensive global experience in enhancing safety cultures directly tackles key workplace challenges like low morale and conflict, fostering a sense of camaraderie and empowerment within teams. Ken's dedicated efforts significantly boost safety, productivity, and leadership effectiveness, leading to profound improvements in organisational dynamics and outcomes.
    For more information: https://transfoorm.com/
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    • 48 min
    Safety Is All About Learning with David East

    Safety Is All About Learning with David East

    Join us to explore the profound lessons and our understanding of safety in high-risk fields with our special guest, David East. In this episode, he brings his deep expertise in Human & Organizational Performance to discuss critical risks, learning from incidents, and the interconnected factors behind them. Drawing on examples from aviation and his experience in the Royal Australian Air Force, David shares his insights on transitioning to a learning zone, emphasizing that safety is all about learning. Tune in to gain valuable insights!
    About the Guest:
    David East is an accomplished Human Performance, Safety Management System & Leadership Consultant with a passion for enhancing workplace cultures, safety systems and optimizing human potential. With extensive experience in multiple industries, he leads CrewFusion. While running a successful consultancy business, David continues a career in the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). This extensive operational experience provided him with firsthand understanding of the critical importance of safety and human factors in high-pressure environments.
    For more information: https://crewfusionteambuilding.com.au/
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    • 35 min
    The Power of Organizational Learning with Dr Nippin Anand

    The Power of Organizational Learning with Dr Nippin Anand

    Are we truly learning from accidents? In this compelling episode, Dr. Nippin shares a different perspective on the Costa Concordia disaster, enriched with his deep insights and research, alongside an exclusive interview with Captain Schettino. He delves into a profound understanding of risk and safety, emphasizing the impacts of culture and shared responsibility. Tune in to uncover valuable lessons about the power of organizational learning and how it can help us make meaningful changes.
    About the Guest:
    Dr. Nippin Anand is a former master mariner with a master’s degree in economics, a PhD in Social Sciences and Anthropology. After a near collision at sea, he took up a passion for investigating accidents and helping leaders understand the importance of perspective in human failures. As a former subject matter expert at DNV, Nippin also developed an interest in making compliance meaningful for achieving business goals. He is recognised both in the research community and across safety critical industries for his ability to make research accessible to businesses and people at work.
    For more information: https://novellus.solutions/about-novellus/
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    • 45 min
    Bringing Human Factors to Life with Marty Ohme

    Bringing Human Factors to Life with Marty Ohme

    There's a safety decision behind every chain of events. We invite you to join us for a captivating episode of The Safety Guru featuring Marty Ohme, a former helicopter pilot in the U.S. Navy and current System Safety Engineer. Don't miss this opportunity to gain from Marty's extensive expertise and insights on system factors, organizational learning and safety culture, and effective risk management to mitigate future risks. Learn from the best practices of the U.S. Navy, as Marty brings human factors to life with real-world examples that can make a difference in your organization.
    About the Guest:
    Marty Ohme is an employee-owner at A-P-T Research, where he works as a System Safety Engineer. This follows a U.S. Navy career as a helicopter pilot, Air Boss aboard USS TRENTON, and program manager at what is now Naval Safety Command, among other assignments. He uses his uncommon perspective as both engineer and operator to support the development of aerospace systems and mentor young engineers. Marty holds a Bachelor of Science from the United States Naval Academy and a Master of Aeronautical Science from Emory-Riddle Aeronautical University. He may be reached through LinkedIn.
    For more information: https://www.apt-research.com/
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    • 45 min
    Coming Home Safely: Advocating Safety First, Last, and Always with Dr. Lana Cormie

    Coming Home Safely: Advocating Safety First, Last, and Always with Dr. Lana Cormie

    "Safety is the most important part of your job." Tune in as Dr. Lana Cormie shares her heartfelt and moving story of navigating life after losing her husband in a workplace incident in 2018. She passionately advocates for improving safety and enhancing an intentional culture of safety in the workplace through ongoing training on the job and prioritizing the reporting of hazards, concerns, and near misses. Lana reminds us of the importance of keeping safety at the forefront and empowering team members to become safety advocates in the workplace, ensuring everyone goes home safely at the end of every workday.
    About the Guest:
    Dr. Lana Cormie and her two children are navigating life without a husband and father as a result of a workplace incident. Lana has become a passionate advocate for safer workplaces, campaigning for better policies and improved legislation for workplace safety. She now shares her life experiences in an effort to help improve safety and educate employees and employers on the importance of a safe workplace. Lana believes by sharing her lived experience she can influence safety cultures and that the most important part of work is to go home at the end of the day.
    For more information: https://cnbsafe.com.au/lana-cormie/
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    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

theKamp ,

Valuable information

The Safety Guru delivers interesting and pertinent information for anyone working in safety, managers and executives. Keeping all aspects of safety close to top of mind will help us all limit “safety fatigue”

oliviabaker13 ,

Don’t miss it!

It’s obvious Eric puts extraordinary effort into every single episode of The Safety Guru. But what makes this show a true standout is the quality of the guests, stories, and tactics. Eric finds speakers that truly care about being a positive force in safety, and shares insights that only a true practitioner can unearth. Don't miss it!

Alfred Ricci ,

Safety, Seriously

Eric is a sincere man on a mission. Listen for honest and factual information about the perils and benefits of safety.

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