Mentorship in Safety: A Mentor-Mentee Phase Model

This presentation seeks to look at the mentoring relationship from a new perspective rather than the traditionally accepted and oversimplified older to younger, experienced to inexperienced, or manager to employee views. Through an evaluation of the usage of the term mentor in both the canons of professional safety and classic literature, key examples of exemplary mentors can be identified and studied.

Through this study, key characteristics of the people and relationships can be explored in order to determine how these characteristics influence the outcome of the relationship and invididvidual growth. Participants will be invited to additionally see how these characteristics apply to the mentoring relationships they encounter. Following this exploration of key characteristics, a Mentor: Mentee Phase Model will be introduced to illustrate the success it affords constructing strong mentoring relationships. We will highlight the value of the of the Phase Model to both the mentor and mentee. This model will serve as an overview of the journey that both the mentor and mentee take as they make a covenant and embark on this growth journey together. Key points in the relationship will be enumerated as well as how to progress as obstacles arise.

Informal Safety Leadership Paradigm

Someone once told me, “You can’t change the world.” I took it as a challenge.

After witnessing a work-related injury very early in my career, I remember thinking to myself that someone should have done something to prevent that from happening. I then realized I was that someone. Over the last 15 years, I’ve tried to do whatever I could to improve the safety of workers. I have a genuine concern for workers’ well-being and safety. Workplace accidents and injuries can have significant physical, emotional, and financial consequences for individuals and their families. By focusing my research on workplace safety, I hope to contribute to creating a safer work environment that prioritizes the health and well-being of employees and prevents significant incidents from occurring.

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Investing Through Education: BCSP Foundation Scholarships and Grants

Jordan Geibig, CHST, GSP, STSC Vice-Chair of BCSP’s Emerging Professionals Committee, and Joshua Yates, GSP Emerging Professionals Committee Member, discuss the benefits of the Graduate Safety Practitioner (GSP) designation, attending a Qualified Academic Program (QAP), and the grants and scholarships offered by the BCSP Foundation.

2021 BCSP R&I Summit Keynote: Dr. Jay R. Harf

Effective OHS professionals must be able to adapt when advising stakeholders and leveraging influence on decisions about matters impacting workplace safety. In this session, Dr. Jay Harf will discuss how L’Oréal is investing in mixed-methods research that informs organizational decision-making about environmental, health, safety, and sustainability (EHSS) initiatives.  Dr. Harf will explore how influential safety leadership research has informed EHSS practice to affect EHSS performance outcomes.

The future safety professional’s role is transforming from a technical and compliance-based manager to an innovative, adaptive servant leader. This Influential Safety leadership initiative is ongoing research conducted by Dr. Harf at L’Oréal NA to create a collaborative learning ecosystem for organizational EHSS professional development, elite management systems, and sustainability

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The Safety Training Ninja Goes Virtual

It is hard to be a top-notch safety pro and still find time to deliver great training. Tired of compliance-based lectures, and begging people to come and pay attention? Well stop working so hard and work smarter, be like the Safety Training Ninja© who uses the tools as a master and slices through training challenges.

Selling Safety in the Workplace

Getting everyone within an organization to be on the same safety page is often a challenging and seemingly impossible endeavor. This session will empower and show anyone responsible for safety how to transform their company leaders into champions of the cause. J.A. Rodriguez Jr., CSP, ASP travels the world mentoring leaders, labor, and safety professionals on how to convert their organizations from passive safety program participants into active advocates of a safer workplace. J.A. is the Vice President of Strategic Advancement & Learning Solutions at the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP). Be prepared to think differently.

Evolution of Safety Leadership in 2020

Presented by Jay Harf, PhD, CSP, CPEA, CSHM, SGE – Vice President of Environment, Health, Safety, and Sustainability at L’Oréal, this video covers the evolution of the safety leader and the effects of the pandemic.