Two Bald Guys Talking Safety Podcast
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In this episode, the bald guys are joined by three-time Olympic gold medalist for cycling, Ed Clancy. Julian, Langdon and Ed discuss how marginal gains helped the British Olympic team pursuit squad break world records. Not sure how the experience of a professional sporting team can be applied to the world of health and safety? Then, be sure to listen in to part 1 of this two-part series.
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In this episode, the bald guys are joined by -time Olympic gold medalist for cycling, Ed Clancy. Julian, Langdon and Ed discuss how marginal gains helped the British Olympic team pursuit squad break world records. Not sure how the experience of a professional sporting team can be applied to the world of health and safety? Then, be sure to listen in to part 1 of this two-part series.
In this episode, the bald guys continue their favorite trend of relating workplace safety to well-known analogies. This time...what comes first, the chicken or the egg? But within the world of health and safety, the analogy is more about where we focus our time - incident management or risk prevention? Listen to this episode to hear Julian and Langdon answer the question, "should risk be the first thing you talk about?"
It's that time of year when every EHS-related business identifies its top safety trends for 2023. Over the last few years, we've seen the same trends fail to paint an accurate picture for how the health and safety industry is evolving. In this episode, Julian and Langdon take a different approach when looking ahead to 2023. Instead of discussing trends, we are talking about the top FIVE safety tips of 2023 to help you make a difference in the day-to-day safety of your organization's employees.
Can you change what happened yesterday? You can't unless you are Marty McFly and have a DeLorean at the ready. But, as an EHS professional, it is easy to have an obsession looking at lagging indicators to understand your EHS performance. Listen to this episode to hear Langdon and Julian discuss how you can step INTO THE FUTURE at your organization by focusing on their suggested leading indicators.
Let's face it, you spend a lot of time collating EHS data from your health and safety processes. But are you gaining enough VALUE from that data to implement change and make improvements? It's no longer enough to focus on lagging indicators – it's time to shift toward USING predictive indicators to drive continuous improvement. Langdon and Julian as they reflect on the questions you should be asking about your EHS data and how you can start gaining real value that impacts business performance.
Often when we talk about safety, the first thing people talk about is incident management which ends up becoming a blame game. Let's start to change the narrative of health and safety to be more positive. To create a more positive culture, your organization should want to proactively get better and be preventative. Listen into this episode to hear, Langdon and Julian share how action management can provide opportunities to be utilized in helping you and your organization get ahead of the game.
Most health and safety professionals have a very methodical approach to their incident management processes. However, when it comes to hazard spotting, they don’t put enough focus on hazard spotting, they don’t have a structure in place to continuously improve their hazard spotting process. Typically they just launch hazard spotting then move on. In this podcast, Julian and Langdon talk about hazard spotting and how it is the first level of the incident management lifecycle. Be sure to listen to this episode as they share their actionable tips on how to make your hazard spotting process successful.
If incident management is such a crucial, simple task, why do we complicate the process and still lack the reporting and insights from our incidents to truly understand what’s happening within our organizations? In this episode, Julian and Langdon look at what an incident management process should look like. They discuss common barriers to reporting and how to overcome those challenges. If you have low engagement or are looking to refine your incident management processes, then you won't want to miss this episode!
If you ask your frontline workers, “why does health and safety matter?” the answer is almost always going to be that it’s a business priority. Or, even worse, they may not have an answer. But why is that? In this episode, Julian and Langdon discuss what engagement means for the frontline. They share four practical tips on how to create and improve employee engagement. Safety Directors, this isn't one you're going to want to miss!
How often have you heard that safety is an organization’s number one priority? In this episode, Julian and Langdon discuss why it’s time to start calling out the BS with your senior leadership. They share how to challenge your senior leadership to be as invested in health and safety as the safety team and make safety operations the business's number one priority.
Good EHS training and good EHS learning are NOT the same. In this episode, Julian and Langdon define what in-the-flow learning actually consists of and how critical it is for frontline workers. They share advice on how to avoid the pitfalls when it comes to EHS training and how to embed a learning program that will work.
In this episode, Langdon and Julian sit down and explain how health and safety professionals can use the same concept as Wordle to help put checks in place to achieve ‘good’ EHS. Great EHS is something many organizations aspire to achieve, but many struggle to get the basics of 'good' right. During their chat, you’ll hear how connecting with everybody at your workplace will help build a ‘good’ EHS program in the long term.
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Meet The Bald Guys!
Head of Enablement
Julian has worked within the health and safety sector for 20 years in a variety of HR and training roles and is NEBOSH qualified. He is passionate about engaging and empowering the broader teams within organizations to make safety happen and ‘simply be part of what we do’. At Evotix, he works with organizations to understand their health and safety issues, challenges and objectives to identify how technology can support and resolve/meet these.
Global EHS Advisor
Langdon Dement is a Global EHS Advisor at Evotix. He specializes in general health and safety, change management with leadership, and ergonomics. while working in a plethora of industry segments. He is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Associate Ergonomics Professional (AEP), and an OSHA Authorized Outreach Trainer for general industry.
He earned a B.S. degree in Biology from Harding University as well as a post-graduate degree in Occupational Safety and Health from Murray State University.