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“Creating Your Leadership Tree” By Wyatt Bradbury, CSP, CHST, CIT

Wyatt Bradbury, CSP, CHST, CIT Assistant Regional Vice President for Communication and National Capital Chapter Past-President and Delegate was published in the August 2020 Edition of the Professional Safety Journal with an article titled “Creating Your Leadership Tree.”  Professional Safety Journal (PSJ) is ASSP’s monthly publication.

Read the full article here: LTBradbury_0820

 

NCC Recognized as Platinum Level Chapter for 2019-2020

The National Capital Chapter was recognized as a Platinum Level Chapter for the 2019-2020 Chapter Year. Only 2 Chapters in Region VI and 28 Chapters Overall received this level of recognition. Congratulations to the 2019-2020 Leadership Team:

President: Wyatt Bradbury, CSP, CHST, CIT

President-Elect: April Dorsey, CHST

Treasurer: Marcus Odorizzi, CSP, ASP

Secretary: Ashelyn McConnell, ASP

Delegate: Lindsay Bell, MPH, CSP

Director: Tom Trauger, CSP, ARM

Programs Chair: Sharon Lipinski

Newsletter: Mary Ciesluk

The full listing of chapters is available at this link: https://www.assp.org/membership/awards-and-honors/group-awards/platinum-chapter-award/past-recipients

OSHA Updates COVID-19 FAQ

On July 2, 2020 OSHA shared its most frequently asked questions (FAQs) and answers related to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.https://www.osha.gov/news/newsreleases/national/07022020

Questions are grouped by topic, and cover:

 

https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/covid-19/covid-19-faq.html

2019-2020 National Capital Chapter Service Awards

It is our honor to recognize the following members for their years of service to the safety profession and support to the National Capital Chapter of ASSP.

5 Years

Anthony Militello

Charles Wilson

Corey Shugart

David Dickson

David Brown

Dorothy Wyatt

Lizabeth Taghavi

Martanaze Hancock

Sloane Wieber

Steven Walden

10 Years

Ann Murtha

Barry Downes

Catherine Van Aerden

David Barrett

Dennis Ertel

Diana Masselle

Dusty Egbert

E Patricia Liegey

Eric Knight

George Bouyat

Jonathan Johnson

Luisa Ferreira

Michael Cakouros

Peter Park

William Keith

15 Years

Chad Bittick

Eugene Krevinko

Jacquelyn Seth

Jan Preston

Magnus Turesson

Mary Snow

Robert Brandenburg

Travis Parsons

William Rice

20 Years

Mary Winkler

25 Years

Cheryl O’Brien

Marc McDermott

Robert Wheeler

Zenon Dankewych

30 Years

Everett Lallis

Jeffrey Hixon

Michael Owen

35 Years

Delight Woodhull

45 Years

Thomas Altavater

50 Years

Barry Schlossberg

Session Recap – Cultural Interventions

Thank you to Dr. Ivan Pupulidy for a dynamic discussion on Cultural Interventions. The link to the recording of the discussion is below and available until 7/31

Recording Link: https://transcripts.gotomeeting.com/#/s/9c74c0b5be434986377adbd250592837ff1981f8321f2751ac53b1a10d696a72

Here are some general thoughts, questions, and points that were brought up during the conversation:

-Simple, Complicated, and Complex situations must be addressed differently.

-Simple contexts depend on certainty and predictability. Complex contexts have uncertainty and unpredictability. Cultural interventions exist in the space in between.

-Information is the currency of safety.

-Not all systems require the same info

-Simple contexts look at trends, routines, and patterns. Complex look at sensemaking and innovation. Simple contexts require the understanding of components and technical knowledge. Therefore, it is important to recognize anomaly. We need to evaluate the specific risks that can be controlled and the anomalies from a further step back.

-Response tends to dampen human variability through additional controls. Is this what we want or do we ultimately desire increased variability so that we can co-evolve with the changing environment. Focus less on what the decision was so that you can comprehend the factors that led up to tit and why that decision was made. How do norms shift as a situation evolves?

-Causal factors are influences. We are going from dispositional attribution to situational attribution.

-How are we pushing our leaders to reflect and choose learning? This is ultimately the key to success on the complex end of the spectrum. Thin slicing needs to be acceptable and leaders need to be able to accept experience or “gut” as an appropriate answer.

-In many ways, thin slicing relates to the idea of work being “experiments.”

-The words we use are extremely important. Is leadership in a learning mode? Are they coaching? Training?

-How are leaders selected and transitioned? Are their motivations understood?

-Leaders should be deliberate in their response and not reactive.

Key terms: Teaming, Sensemaking, Trust, Psychological safety

How do we operate with inquiry? Does inquiry as a metric improve our outcomes

Session Recap – It seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time: Evaluating Decision Making during Incident Analysis

Thank you to Professor Jennifer Serne for your enlightening discussion on how we make decisions as people and what we as safety professionals need to understand about the thought leading up to incidents.

The session recording and slides are available below.

Session Recording (Available until 7/31) https://transcripts.gotomeeting.com/#/s/d12266b3f3898f452c9a7f2d0477b566688812dcc92c47bcf6f41569d9a93d48

Presentation: It-seemed-like-a-good-idea-at-the-time-2020.pptx

Session Recap – How to Prepare a Safety 2021 Proposal

Thank you to Tony Militello, P.E., CSP, MPA, SGE and Bonnie Lipinski, CMP Manager, Conferences & Meetings for ASSP for their insight, time, and resources!

Link to Call For Presenters: https://www.assp.org/education/conferences/annual-professional-development-conference-and-exposition/call-for-presenters

Key Tips:

  • Align to the Safety 2021 Objectives
  • Read the Fine Print
  • Proofread or have it proofread to ensure it is fully aligned and edited
  • Make it clear, why do we need to listen to you?
  • Brochure Description should be accurate, relevant, and thoughtful
  • The Title needs to be reflective of your discussion

 

Session Recording: https://transcripts.gotomeeting.com/#/s/8fc8bb0e49f4621243e4afab3238f354f3ed7b517e1c87ddddec2023647a1f06