Watch "A culture of safety: the data behind safety"
Listen to business experts and the blinds spots they see.
Hear the blind spots and understand how, through data and analytics, you can eliminate those blind spots.
Podcast Bullet points
- Importance of Safety Culture: Jerry McCormick, an expert on safety, emphasizes the necessity of fostering a culture of safety within organizations. He argues that investing in employee safety not only reduces costs but also makes employees feel valued and more secure in their work environment.
- Training & Preparedness: McCormick's experience in analyzing 300 active shooter cases and training public safety professionals highlights the need for comprehensive training programs. He discusses the importance of employee preparedness for various safety scenarios, from personal safety to distracted driving.
- Economic Impact: One of the key data points provided is that distracted driver accidents alone cost the insurance industry $60 billion a year. Additionally, companies can benefit from safety programs by earning insurance discounts.
- Gap in Public Awareness: There's a disconnect between public perception and statistical realities. For instance, McCormick says most people overestimate the risk of being involved in an active shooter situation but underestimate other safety risks. He emphasizes that this gap needs to be bridged through education and training.
- Holistic Approach to Safety: The discussion moves beyond just active shooter training to cover a wide range of safety topics, including workplace layout, reporting systems, and employee empowerment. McCormick argues that an integrated, fact-based approach to safety can better prepare employees for various types of incidents and risks