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Supporting the Safety Conversation

  • July 07, 2015
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Ramada


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Supporting the Safety Conversation

Educational Luncheon 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Presented by: Matt Weis - Dawson Insurance     

Please register by June 30th by clicking on:


Program Summary: 

We’ve all been in that moment where someone is taking a dangerous shortcut and we realize how much courage it can take to address it.  Before your mind has time to process the many reasons you shouldn’t speak up, the chance to make a difference has passed. Unfortunately many of the cultural norms we unpack by default, discourage effective safety dialogue.  

In this presentation we will; examine a false choice between two perspectives that breaks down accountability for safety, the essential cultural beliefs/faiths needed to restore it, as well as critical training needed our willingness and ability to participate effectively in the safety conversation.  

Learning Objectives: 

1.  Understand the hierarchy of hazard abatement concept, as well as research findings that support a behavioral approach.  

2.  Understand how the competing priorities between fixing behavior and fixing the environment result in a “us against them” mentality.  This mentality can in turn reduce overall accountability for safety across the organization.  A balanced and integrated approach is prescribed.  

3.  Understand cultural characteristics that are critical to a healthy safety culture.

4.  Speaking up, to address an unsafe situation is a difficult conversation that requires training and practice.  Participants will review common obstacles as well as a three step safety conversation guide.  

About the Speaker: 

Matt Weis has been a Client Safety Coordinator with Dawson Insurance for more than five years.  In his role with Dawson, he is a resource to commercial lines customers in all matters of risk management and regulatory compliance.  

Matt currently serves on the board of Northern Region Association of Safety Professionals, and is also a member of the Associated General Contractors of North Dakota, statewide safety committee.   

In addition to hold his PHR designation, Matt is a current member of a great local organization called FMHRA. 

Re-certification Credits:

Approved for 1.0 HR (General) credit / 1.0 SHRM credit. 


Lunch Buffet

  • Ranch Pasta Salad
  • Plaza Salad with ranch and French dressings
  • Assorted breads, deli meats and cheeses
  • Lettuce, tomato, pickles
  • Coffee, lemonade, milk
  • Vanilla Ice Cream with Strawberry, Caramel and Chocolate Toppings

Educational luncheons are free for FMHRA members & student members.

Non-members: Please register and submit payment one week prior to the meeting. $20 charge per meeting.

Student non-members: Please email if you would like to attend. Your first meeting is free of charge.


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