By Renee Witherspoon, CSP, CIH, CHMM, South Plains Chapter Past President
On April 30 the South Plains Chapter ASSP participated in the Texas Mutual’s, WorkSafe Texas Summit in Lubbock. One of the highlights of the event was the Panel Discussion with:
- Javier Rodriguez, Safety Director with Mesquite Oil Tools;
- Bill Brown, Safety Director with Falcon Energy Services; and
- Scott Ramsey, Safety Coordinator with Armstrong Mechanical.
Pat Niekamp, Founder of the Texas CEO Magazine was the moderator for the panel.
The panel provided their insight on how they promote a positive safety culture. Safety cultures are the values, norms and everyday behaviors of an organization that can either promote or discourage safety.
All of the panelists agreed that top management must be involved in the safety program to have a positive safety culture.