On 3 April 2019, the Center for Safety and Health Sustainability (CSHS) held its fourth Human Capital workshop in Paris. Created in 2011, the CSHS is a collaboration between IOSH, the American Society of Safety Professionals, the American Industrial Hygiene Association and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering.
Safety practitioners rely partly on the power of persuasion, so effectiveness in conversation can be the difference between success and failure.But what makes a safety conversation successful and how can safety practitioners become better at making the most of every opportunity to deliver their messages?
Words: Neil Budworth, Elizabeth Stokoe and Emily Hostatter There is no doubt that the role of the safety and health practitioner is a challenging one; often rewarding, very often enjoyable, but demanding and sometimes eye-wateringly frustrating.When the problem is a technical one, we can apply our training, our underpinning knowledge, and cold logic to design the solution. Our technical knowledge helps define us as a profession and it is why our professional qualifications are so important.