“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:


On July 2, 2020 OSHA shared its most frequently asked questions (FAQs) and answers related to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

Questions are grouped by topic, and cover:

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:

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