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Great Speakers at 2015 VPPPA Safety and Health Conference


Attending the VPPPA Safety and Health Conference in Grapevine, TX from August 24-27?

Four of SafeStart’s senior consultants will be speaking at the conference and they’ll address some of the most pressing concerns for safety professionals.  They’ll cover how to address human error in the workplace, requirements for safety leadership, techniques for lasting change in safety culture and more.

Don’t miss out on these captivating sessions:

Gary Higbee, CSP, MBA and Larry Wilson, Author of SafeStart
Leadership for Today’s Problems (pre-conference workshop)
August 23 – 1:00pm to 5:00pm
A key issue organizations face today is keeping their employees safe 24/7, as the majority of injuries/fatalities occur outside the workplace. You will learn how to teach employees advanced safety skills to drastically reduce injuries 24/7.

Kevin Cobb
Quit Feeding the Monsters
August 25 – 10:30am to 11:30am
What “monsters” terrorize your company and negatively affect safety and production? Chances are they are quite common—policies, procedures and engineering controls are essential elements of a safety management system but you’ll never achieve world-class safety until you stop feeding these “monsters.”

Larry Wilson, Author of SafeStart
Complacency: The Silent Killer
August 25 – 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Complacency plays a significant role in the majority of injuries. Learn what you and your organization can do to efficiently minimize the effects of complacency in your workplace.

Tim Page-Bottorff, CSP
The Humor in Safety, From Blah Blah Blah to Ha Ha AH HA
August 25 – 3:15pm to 4:15pm and August 26 – 8:30am to 9:30am
Warning: Attending this session may cause belly-aches, teary eyes and sore sides! A light-hearted way to make safety meetings interesting and actually fun!

Gary Higbee, CSP, MBA
Beyond Compliance: Addressing the Human Factor
August 26 – 8:30am to 9:30am
Many experts believe human error may be responsible for over 90% of all injuries both on and off the job. This workshop will introduce you to the key factors in dealing with human error, and highlight the gaps in safety management systems that focus on compliance alone.

Kevin Cobb
Conquering the Caveman: Citizens Against Virtually Everything
August 26 – 11:15am to 12:15pm
It’s time to stop fearing change; you must adapt! Attend this workshop if you want to improve your organizational performance in safety, productivity and quality.

SafeStart will be at booth #1200, so stop by and speak to a SafeStart representative about your biggest challenges in safety performance. You can learn more about the conference at

On-demand webinar

Humor in Safety

Safety presentations can be yawn-inducing torture—but they don’t have to be. Humor in Safety helps you make safety training more effective with practical tips on the importance of storytelling, how to be more relatable and reframing the training topic to make it more engaging.

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