Organizations That Discourage Dissent Likely To Have Increased Safety Risks
In addition, SH&E professionals must learn the power of influence and persuasion, in order to effectively be the voice of dissent.
"It's really hard to sound the alarm," explains Rebbitt. "How and when is as important as what you have to say."
Rebbitt is the corporate HSE manager at Voice Construction in Edmonton, Alberta. During his career he has held senior management positions with various companies. He holds an M.B.A. from Athabasca University, and is a professional international member of ASSE.
For more than 50 years, ASSE's Professional Safety journal has been sharing the latest technical knowledge in SH&E—information that is constantly being developed through research and on-the-job experience. Each issue delivers practical guidance, techniques and solutions to help SH&E professionals identify hazards, protect people, prevent injuries, improve work environments and educate management that investing in safety is a sound business strategy. For more information please visit http://www.asse.org/professionalsafety.Founded in 1911, the Chicago-based ASSE is the oldest professional safety organization and is committed to protecting people, property and the environment. Its more than 35,000 occupational safety, health and environmental professional members lead, manage, supervise, research and consult on safety, health, transportation and environmental issues in all industries, government, labor, health care and education. For more information please go to www.asse.org. SOURCE American Society of Safety Engineers
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