Making Your Safety Message Stick!

Making Your Safety Message Stick! 35 Years of Powerful Quotes Collected on Sticky Notes

Successful health and safety programs function largely in the realm of prevention, so on a good day “nothing happens”.  But the value of “making nothing happen” can be a very difficult message to convey, and often becomes an impediment to our ability to tell our story to key program stakeholders. After 35 years of practice I have learned that the right quote, used at the right time, can be very strategic with regard to achieving desired decision making. These quotes, captured on hundreds of disorganized sticky notes have adorned my office bulletin board for over three decades, and now for the first time, have been compiled into a “top ten” list that will be shared during this presentation.

Presenter Robert Emery, DrPH, CHP, CIH, CBSP, CSP CHMM, CPP, ARM

Dr. Robert Emery is Vice President for Safety, Health, Environment & Risk Management for The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and Professor of Occupational Health at the University of Texas School of Public Health. Bob has over 30 years of experience in health & safety and possess master’s degrees in health physics and environmental sciences, and a doctorate in occupational health. Bob is unique in that he possesses national board certification and registration in all of the main areas of health & safety; health physics [Certified Health Physicist, CHP], industrial hygiene [Certified Industrial Hygienist, CIH], biological safety [Certified Biological Safety Professional, CBSP], occupational safety [Certified Safety Professional, CSP], hazardous materials management [Certified Hazardous Materials Manager, CHMM], security [Certified Protection Professional, CPP], and risk management [Associate in Risk Management, ARM].

While managing a comprehensive safety program, Bob has authored over 70 peer-reviewed scientific journal articles and book chapters on health and safety issues and has provided media interviews to major media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, LA Times, NY Times, ABC, CNN, FOX, MSNBC, BBC, and NPR. He is a frequent presenter at the local, state, national and international level.

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