Video Q&A - What's your safety network like?

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What's your safety network like?

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I want to ask you a question: What's your safety network like? Most of us don't like going it alone with any endeavor, especially when it comes to keeping people safe. It's nice to have a group in our corner that we can go to and ask advice, and get help in moving forward with safety initiatives.

Hi, Bryan McWhorter here with Safeopedia.

When I became a safety professional back in 2008, I was new to safety and I immediately started reaching out to other safety professionals in different businesses around town. The one thing that I found that was so amazing was they were all so helpful. There is something unique about being in safety versus any other endeavor, in that all safety professionals want to help keep people safe. That means they are very happy to share information that has been successful for them. I found our that in our town we actually had a safety network that met once a month for lunch. So, I could meet once a month with several other safety professionals and often we would have a guest speaker, and we could all talk about what was working and what wasn't working, so we could give each other guidance and help.


So, what is your safety network like? One of the main purposes of Safeopedia is we want to be part of your safety network. So, bring us your questions and come to Safeopedia often to look at what's going on in safety, in terms of driving success for others. Look in your town, do they have a safety network? Reach out to others that are safety professionals. Again, don't go it alone. We do much better at any endeavor when we can bounce ideas off each other and make use of synergy. We all have three pounds of meat between our ears—that's a brain. If you have ten people, that's thirty pounds, that's a whole lot more than just three. So take advantage of those that you know of that are driving safety, and great resources like Safeopedia.

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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.   Full Bio