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Safety Talks #19: Management Best Practices for Safety

By Tamara Parris
Published: October 1, 2020 | Last updated: October 2, 2020 01:28:41
Key Takeaways

Are you basing your safety strategy on how you imagine work is done or how work is actually done?

Are you basing your safety strategy on how you imagine work is done or how work is actually done? In episode 19 of Safety Talks Cary Usrey and Jim Loud discuss the importance of getting to know our workers and the work they are doing to ensure we use true management best practices for safety. Cary and Jim share their insights about how to engage deeper with your team and strategize for work actually being done. Listen in as we dive deep into an interesting conversation that covers various, diverse views on these topics.


About Our Guests:

Cary Usrey is the Vice President of Operations at SafetyStratus, an Enterprise EHS Software Solutions Platform.

Cary started his career in the U.S. Navy's Nuclear Power Program in 1988. After leaving the Navy, he served as the Environmental, Health and Safety Compliance Director at Adirondack Resource Recovery Associates, a waste-to-energy power plant in upstate New York, where he was employed for over twelve years. In 2004, Cary took a position with Turner Construction, where he served as the Business Unit Safety Director for the upstate New York office for three years. From there, Cary served as the Manager of Professional Services at a software company for almost thirteen years. Cary has completed his Associates Degree in Occupational Safety and Health from Trinidad State Junior College in Colorado.

Cary has served for six years on the Board of Directors for the VPPPA (Region II) – two years as a Director-at-Large and four years as the Vice Chairperson. Cary has been a member of the ASSE since 1997. He served many years as an officer of the Central FL chapter. He has published many safety articles for various industry publications and is an active speaker for safety industry organizations such as ASSE, National Safety Council and the Voluntary Protection Program Participant’s Association (VPPPA). Received the VPP Outreach Award (2005) from the VPPPA. Served as a Special Government Employee (SGE) in OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program, conducting evaluation audits with the OSHA team.

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Jim Loud is the Safety Management Consultant at James Loud Consulting.

Mr. Loud has over 40 years of experience in a wide variety of management and Environmental Safety Health positions. Management experience includes direct responsibility for critical cororate-wide programs such as worker safety, quality assurance, nuclear safety oversight, training, independent assessment and regulatory compliance. Mr. Loud served as the corporate lead for nuclear safety oversight at the Tennessee Valley Authority and as director of the Performance Assurance Division for the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Mr. Loud is a frequent and sought after speaker at national and international conferences, webinars and university classrooms. He has authored numerous articles and papers on safety management for professional and general industry publications.



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Written by Tamara Parris

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Tamara Parris is the VP of Community and Business Development at Safeopedia, and owner of EHS Professionals Group on LinkedIn. Her passion is working with other EHS Professionals to collaborate in thought leadership, networking and connecting our industry peers to resources that will increase profitability and safety practices within their workplaces. Tamara has been in the Health and Safety field for over 20 years, her industry experiences include the Construction sector, CCTV and Security, and Commercial Retail industries.

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