Conquering the Challenges to Safety Excellence
Brian Alexander, CIH, is a speaker and humorist who combines his professional safety knowledge with his experience in the entertainment industry to create unique learning sessions that deliver a positive and engaging message about workplace safety. With over 30 years working as an industrial and construction safety expert, he knows what it takes to make workplace safety a personal value. Drawing on personal experiences, keen humor, attention-grabbing stories, and a good-natured, upbeat delivery, Brian partners with safety conscious organizations to communicate a fresh safety message.
Many organizations share the challenge of keeping their safety message fresh. Progressive companies will spotlight their commitment to workplace safety during annual events dedicated to upgrading training, celebrating achievements, and educating their work force on new procedures and regulations. These events are most productive when they combine the right blend of motivation, education, and information. Add some humor and fun and you’ve got a winning combination.
As someone who has spent 30 years as an occupational safety professional, I’ve shared the challenge of making safety relevant. Gaps in knowledge can lead to injuries, lawsuits, and fines. But more importantly people’s livelihood can be hanging in the balance.
Over my career I’ve seen what it takes to drive excellence in safety. In my current position on the corporate safety team of a Fortune 500 utility, we’ve implemented safety goals that have resulted in the continuation of our 9-year decline in injury rates. With over 12,000 employees located across 10 states that may sound impressive but there is always more work to do.
In this keynote session I share my humorous insights of what it takes to keep employees tuned-in, engaged, and responsible for their personal safety. By combining my years of experience and knowledge with skills gained from working as a clean comic for over 15 years, I share a serious message with tasteful humor. No graphs, no data, no bullet points straight out of OSHA. Your colleagues will be inspired by stories from my years in the safety office and fun audience interactions. As I like to say “Leave them laughing.”
The benefits of humor have been proven. When people laugh they are more likely to remember content. Humor has been shown to enhance positive communication and encourage new solutions. At the team level, humor positively influences team performance.
The Cure for the Common Safety Meeting
You and I share a solid commitment to safety. We both believe workplace safety truly is a priority and I can help your event highlight that message. A safety message can be refreshing and memorable.
Complement your next safety event with a motivational session designed specifically for the industrial work environment. I am a seasoned safety professional who combines 30 years of hands-on safety experience with humor, making this a fun safety session from your attendees.
During this keynote session I share many of the humorous exploits from my book ‘Forklifts Don’t Float.’ This is a thoughtful look at finding the self-motivation needed for working safely and preventing injuries.
I’ll pass along battle-tested insights on topics such as;
· Learn some of the top motivators for avoiding accidents. They are different than you may think.
· Understand the different personality types at work and how they contribute to the safety culture.
· Gain an appreciation for managers and some of their perspectives on safety.
· Know that every problem may not actually be a safety problem (like that time I had to investigate a dead fly.)
· Creative suggestions from team members for making the monthly safety meeting more fun.
· The core reason for making a personal commitment to working safety.
· And more.
Combining 30 years of full-time experience in the environmental, safety, and industrial hygiene disciplines with clean professional humor and stories from the safety office, this session is a truly unique motivational presentation for the industrial environment.
· Full-time working professional as a corporate Industrial Hygienist
· Masters Degree - Industrial Safety
· Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), American Board of Industrial Hygiene
· Professional Member: American Society of Safety Engineers