Journey to Safety Excellence

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In 2014, the National Safety Council kicked off an initiative called “The Journey to Safety Excellence,” a result of the Council’s understanding that many small to medium sized companies do not have the same safety resources and networking capabilities as larger corporations.

To that end, the Council put together free assessment tools, resource information and a networking structure that smaller companies could utilize at no cost — so they could start down their own path of safety excellence. In this presentation, attendees will learn how businesses of many types can benefit in utilizing the free resources.

This webinar takes the audience through the steps of continuous safety process improvement, and talks through a real-life scenario of how a company could utilize each aspect of the Journey to Safety Excellence resources.

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Pat Cunningham, MS

Pat Cunningham, MS

Director of Safety & Auditing Services, BROWZ

Pat Cunningham has a Masters in Occupational Health & Safety Management and over 25 years of experience in the field of safety. In addition to his appointment to the VPPPA Education Committee, Pat is a Delegate to the National Safety Council. Prior to BROWZ, Pat worked for Xcel Energy as the Director of Corporate Safety.

During that time, he was tasked with forming a contractor safety and qualification department for Xcel Energy. With this new department, Pat and Xcel Energy gained significant insight into the metrics of supply chain compliance to company protocols, the need for in-house employee training, supplier training and internal compliance of company policy.

Amy Harper

Amy Harper

Journey to Safety Excellence & Workplace Strategy Director

Dr. Amy Harper is currently the Journey to Safety Excellence & Workplace Strategy Director. In her role, she is responsible for the Council’s strategic planning for workplace safety and the execution of the Council’s very first advocacy initiative called the Journey to Safety Excellence® Campaign. She has been employed in the field of safety & health for 18 years, having worked primarily in the insurance industry. Her experience varies from consulting with Fortune 500 companies as well as small businesses, to product development, marketing, and executive-level management. She holds a Master’s and Doctorate in Social and Organizational Psychology from Temple University in Philadelphia.


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Thursday January 17, 2019

2:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM MT


New Year’s Resolutions for Managing Risk & Safety

5 Best Practices for Creating a Contractor Safety Management Program

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Thursday January 17, 2019

2:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM MT

Most successful companies have a long-term vision and expectation of where they want to be and how to get there. Because of this, each new business year inevitably brings with it corporate resolutions and company goals that will pave the way for the months ahead.
Such goals often include increasing sales, opening new locations, and offering new and improved products and services. To manage costs and streamline operations, many organizations are turning to contractors to supply them with goods and services they previously kept in-house. Hiring contractors presents companies with both benefit and areas of potential risk that must be addressed throughout the process.
This presentation will examine best practice methods in contractor management, outlined by the Campbell Institute, a division of the National Safety Council, and review the steps that companies should be taking now and throughout the year to establish a safe and conscientious plan for managing the contractors they work with.

Topics Include:

  • Research findings on contractor management best practices
  • Incorporating leading and lagging risk indicators
  • Establishing more effective partnerships with contractors and suppliers
  • Working with internal teams to achieve a common goal


Brett Armstrong

Brett Armstrong

Vice President of Marketing, BROWZ

Brett Armstrong is Vice President at BROWZ. He's been with BROWZ for over ten years, and he's had experienced managing teams that have supported the world's leading organizations, during the implementation and ongoing management of supply chain qualification programs.

Earlier at BROWZ, Brett led the operations team for more than 7 years, this experience provides him today with the foundation and understanding necessary to support the communication needs of our clients and contractors.

Dennis  Robinson

Dennis Robinson

Business Development Specialist, BROWZ

Dennis Robinson has been with BROWZ for over 10 years and is currently working as Business Development Specialist. Prior to his current role, Dennis managed the Assessment Specialist team responsible for the validation of all contractor documentation. Mr. Robinson’s experience provides him with a first-hand knowledge of the details and documentation organization’s rely on to ensure they are working with safe, responsible contractors.