The COVID-19 pandemic has drawn attention to many deficits in workplace safety and health policies. One common concern raised in recent months is how to influence safety behavior, especially in an era of adapting policies and recommendations.
With some employees pushing back against having to wear facial coverings and physical distancing recommendations, it can be difficult to know how to succeed in your role as a safety professional.
During this webinar, E. Scott Geller and Krista S. Geller, authors of “The Human Dynamics of Achieving an Injury-Free Workplace: Safety Directives From Psychological Science,” will share their research-based insights on how to improve occupational safety and health and work culture by starting with the individual.
Laurie Knape, CSP, ASP, CLSC
Laurie is a CSP, ASP and CLSC, and has more than 20 years of EHS experience. She is the regulatory chair for the Gulf Coast Safety and Training Group; vice chair for the American Society of Safety Professionals – Energy Corridor; former chair for Safe Gulf; former chair for API RP T8; member for API RP 75; member of API RP 1161; member of The Institute of Internal Auditors, North America; and has been a member of ASSP for 13 years. Laurie attended the University of Connecticut for EHS and Columbia Southern University for science and business.
Krista S. Geller
Krista has a master’s and a doctorate in human development from Virginia Tech. In 2012, she became the people-based safety and human performance improvement global manager for the Bechtel Corp. As a PBS/HPI teacher, coach and consultant, Krista helps employees develop the competence and courage to actively care for the safety of themselves and their co-workers. She travels worldwide to adapt the PBS/HPI process to different cultures, languages and work processes. She’s the president of a new consulting and education/training organization, GellerAC4P, Inc. – co-founded and supported by her father, E. Scott Geller.
E. Scott Geller, Ph.D.
Center for Applied Behavior Systems
E. Scott Geller, Ph.D., alumni distinguished professor, just completed his 50th year as a teacher and researcher in the department of psychology at Virginia Tech and is the director of the Center for Applied Behavior Systems. He is a co-founder and senior partner of Safety Performance Solutions Inc., and has received lifetime achievement awards from the International Organizational Behavior Management Network and the APF. In 2011, The College of Wooster awarded Geller the honorary degree Doctor of Humane Letters.