Bryan McWhorter is a safety professional with eight years of experience in driving and teaching safety. Bryan gained his knowledge and experience as the safety officer and Senior Trainer for Philips Lighting. Philips is a strong health and well-being company that promotes a safety first culture.
Bryan was involved in creating a successful safety culture in a Philips Lighting factory of approximately 500 employees, the results being a 50% reduction on OSHA recordable accidents in the first year. This continued to improve each following year Bryan was in charge of safety. Bryan's responsibilities included providing and tracking needed safety training, performing hazard assessments and all accident investigations.
Bryan helped initiate a system allowing employees to submit safety projects and work on them with support as needed. Since that time in 2009, over 2500 safety projects have been completed.
He conducted extremely effective weekly safety team meetings that engaged employees throughout the organization, both hourly and salary. Bryan's training programs covered such topics as
- Lock Out Tag Out
- Hazzard Assessment
- Personal Protective Equipment
- Powered Lift Truck Safety
- Accident Investigation
- Behavioral Safety
- Confines Space
- Much, much more
Bryan has spoken on safety in such locations as:
Bryan’s practical experience gives him a unique perspective on what works and what does not. For more information, please refer to Bryan’s LinkedIn profile.
Safety Moments by Bryan McWhorter
Articles by Bryan McWhorter
- Focus on Safety People, Not Safety Numbers
- Safety Leadership and Empowerment
- Roofing Safety: A Three-Step Approach
- Performance Vs. Safety
- Corrective Action Reports: A Tool for Driving Safety
- Work Safety Training Programs 101
- Why You Should Always Let Your Workers Acclimate to the Heat
- Why We Run Toward Danger, and What It Means for Workplace Safety
- Are You a Safety Manager or a Safety Leader?
- Implementing 5S+1 (6S) to Make Workplace Hazards Easier to See
- What Is the Number One Source of Stress in America? The Workplace
- Why You Should Implement a Work Stretching Program
- Rattlesnakes and Other Workplace Hazards
- Implementing a Safety Kaizen Program: Incorporating Lean Principles is Easier Than You Think
- How to Use Standard Work Instructions to Improve Workplace Safety
- Safety Improves with Self-Directed Work Teams
- The Lone Safety Ranger
- The Dragon Slayer: Why Safety Should Be a Communal Effort
- April is Distracted Driver Awareness Month
- How Leading Indicators Can Make Your Workplace Safer
- Emergency Response Situations: Common Scenarios to Be Prepared For
- Safe by Accident (Also Called Being Lucky)
- Face-to-Face Safety: The Right Way to Build a Safety Culture
- Can Your Company Benefit from a Workplace Wellness Program?
- Where Are the Safety Heroes?
- Three Levels of Safety: The Safety Pattern
- Benefits of Expedited EHS Reporting
- The Journey to Zero!
- Safety and the Broken Windows Theory
- Safety Incentives and Awards: Do They Help?
- 6 Things to Consider When Planning Toolbox Talks
- Why is Safety a Bad Word?
- Carbon Monoxide: The Silent Killer
- 5 Leading Electrical Hazards and How to Avoid Them
- Prevention: Slips, Trips and Falls
- Is Your Desk Job Killing You?
- AEDs in the Workplace
- Accident Investigation 101
- Safety Meetings and Why You Need Them
- Fault Tree Analysis: A Preventative Approach to Workplace Safety
- Sleep Deprivation and Worker Safety
- Hazards vs. Dangers: Do You Know the Difference?
- How to Create a Safety First Culture
- No One Gets Hurt on Purpose
- The Moral Safety Compass
Q&A by Bryan McWhorter
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