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Safety is Killing Business

Description: Research has shown that productive organizations are also safe ones. How well founded is this in valid, scientific research? What about organizations with tight operating parameters, high-risk operations etc.? The session contends that in such tight organizations, the relationship does not hold up and it critically examines the research. It argues that safety has become such a dogmatic and overbearing process that it is forcing a culture of dependency, blind compliance and inflexibility masked only by artificially high profits in industry. It may insidiously be killing innovation, and smothering improvement. Is safety killing our business?
  Instructor(s): Corrie Pitzer, B.Hons (Ind Psych), B.Hons (Bus), MBA, SAFEmap International, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  Level: I A