24 min

Tony Wallace | The Operating Discipline of Safety No Accident

    • Management

Tony Wallace is the Global Vice President of Safety, Health, and Environmental Quality at industrial gas company Linde. In this episode of the No Accident podcast, presented by TRUCE, he explains why Linde’s leaders take a hands-on approach to safety, and the importance of viewing it as a disciplined group effort that helps the whole business, rather than just individuals.

“When our senior leadership goes into the field … they’ll walk around and ask questions like, How are you doing on your safety?” he says. “Talking to the employees and asking the question, What are some things we can do to help make you and your site safer? and then following through. It’s making that connection with our employees and our lineman.”

The COVID-19 pandemic reminded Tony of the impact that everyone’s safety decisions have on one another.

“My background is being able to understand how and why we do things — not simply what the safety answer is, but how we do it together to ensure we can accomplish all of our goals,” Tony says.

Tony Wallace is the Global Vice President of Safety, Health, and Environmental Quality at industrial gas company Linde. In this episode of the No Accident podcast, presented by TRUCE, he explains why Linde’s leaders take a hands-on approach to safety, and the importance of viewing it as a disciplined group effort that helps the whole business, rather than just individuals.

“When our senior leadership goes into the field … they’ll walk around and ask questions like, How are you doing on your safety?” he says. “Talking to the employees and asking the question, What are some things we can do to help make you and your site safer? and then following through. It’s making that connection with our employees and our lineman.”

The COVID-19 pandemic reminded Tony of the impact that everyone’s safety decisions have on one another.

“My background is being able to understand how and why we do things — not simply what the safety answer is, but how we do it together to ensure we can accomplish all of our goals,” Tony says.

24 min