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Implementing Safety Differently in a High-Risk Industry

Posted by Beth Lay, Director of Safety and Human Performance on May 19, 2021 3:30:08 PM

Surprises are frequent, yet seldom acknowledged nor prepared for in ordinary work situations. Join me and Asher Balkin, Research Engineer at the Cognitive Systems Engineering Lab (The Ohio State University) as we explore the practical application of fundamental Resilience Engineering premises that “surprise will happen” and “work is variable” to the tree industry. At Lewis Tree Service, we perform the high-risk jobs of removing trees near power lines including trees on downed power lines after storms. We share our experiences translating New View Safety and Resilience Engineering theories into practical actions in the high-risk profession of vegetation management.

Hosted by the Human Performance Community of Practice (HP CoP), this session was held in March 2021 provided a fresh perspective on resilience engineering in highly variable work to energy industry professionals who deal with surprises, close calls, and worker safety. 


Topics: human performance, resilience engineering, variability, webinar

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