Episode 11-Organizational Safety Capability Maturity with Mr. Daniel Slattery

Overview: 

Daniel is the Vice President of Operations at SafetyPro Resources. In this episode we talk about a variety of topics related to safety and organizational performance, including emotional intelligence, organizational resilience, Capability Maturity Model, and planning work with the right tools for the task.

Daniel Slattery's Biography:

Daniel is the Vice President of Operations at SafetyPro Resources, LLC headquartered in Baton Rouge, LA.  Daniel is an Associate Safety and Health Manager (ISHM), a Certified Manager of Quality / Organizational Excellence and Certified Quality Auditor (ASQ). Daniel  received his Master of Science degrees in Occupational Safety & Health and Organizational Leadership from Columbia Southern University in Orange Beach, Alabama, and his Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Strayer University in Charlotte, North Carolina.  He is a Doctoral Candidate in the Industrial-Organizational Psychology program at Capella University in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Daniel’s professional safety career began in 1997 working in emergency medical services and he has expanded his experience in health and safety management systems, ergonomics/human factors, behavior-based safety, systems and process safety, competency development/management, and program design and development for an array of industrial markets including: oil & gas (upstream and downstream), healthcare, refineries, and shipyards. 

Show Notes:

Safety is driven by a need, just like other parts of business.

Safety performance may be thought of in terms of a Capability Maturity Model where organizations move up the maturity ladder as they strive to go beyond simple compliance to continuous improvement.

When feasible, organizations should strive to become self-sustaining with their safety programs and safety management systems.

Safety isn’t a task. It is an emergent property of a complex system or organization.

Organizations must properly plan their work and use the right tools for the task to help design safety into their jobs.

Resilience starts and ends with front line workers. Organizations need to build adaptability as a competency in their workers and teams.

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Time-Stamped Show Notes:

  • 0:41-Randy introduces Daniel Slattery and describes who he is, including reading his biography.
  • 3:10- Randy asks Daniel, “Okay, we’ve heard your formal bio, but tell us what makes you tick, what motivates you, what inspires you, or generally why you do what you do?”
  • 13:58-Randy asks Daniel about an “Aha moment” that shaped his outlook on business and leadership.
  • 16:31-Randy describes Crew Resource Management training and the benefits.
  • 24:33-Randy asks Daniel about his next projects or areas of interest he wants to explore and he describes management systems implementation from more of a human factors standpoint.
  • 30:55-Randy asks Daniel, “What area(s) in leadership or organization development do you think needs disruption and why?”

Resources:

Book Recommendations:

Cadieux, Randy E. Team Leadership in High-Hazard Environments: Performance, Safety and Risk Management Strategies for Operational Teams.

Conklin, Todd. Pre-Accident Investigations.

Contact:

Web: www.safetyproresources.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dpslattery