“I’m really excited about this particular appearance at the National Safety Council,” says La Duke, “social networking is evolving in ways that can really help safety professionals, but it can be tough navigating these waters without some advice.”
The interest in, and use of, Social Networking in safety has risen sharply in recent days. “There is an art to integrating Facebook, LinkedIn, blogs, and Twitter; it’s an easy soup to screw up,” advises La Duke, “I’m hoping to share the benefits of my mistakes”. La Duke has over 1,000 LinkedIn contacts, two Twitter accounts, and maintains two blogs and a corporate Facebook account. “Using the right sequencing and tools a safety professional can develop a synergy between the tools that allows for a message to be quickly distributed worldwide, this can be live-saving if properly used in worker safety.” La Duke envisions a world where safety talks, bulletins, and read-across can be instantaneously communicated to the people who need it most.
La Duke is also scheduled make two presentations at the Michigan Safety Conference, next month. Engagement: The Key to Changing Your Safety Culture is slated for 1:30 p.m. –2:30 p.m., Tuesday April 17, 2012; and Making Safety Talks Better is scheduled for 1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 18, 2012.
About Phil La Duke:
Phil La Duke is an internationally recognized writer, blogger, and speaker whose work is seen by over 200,000 readers internationally each month. La Duke is a highly sought and often controversial speaker on culture change, training, and performance improvement topics, particularly worker health and safety and Lean Manufacturing. La Duke is an editorial adviser for Facility Safety Magazine, a regular contributor to ISHN magazine, and a contributing editor and safety columnist for Fabricating and Metalworking magazine. La Duke is the author of two weekly worker safety blogs, http://philladuke.wordpress.com and http://www.Rockfordgreeneinternational.wordpress.com, and regularly contributes to the Australian safety blog, Safetyrisk.com.au (http://www.Safetyrisk.com.au).
In addition to his speeches at the National Safety Council and the Michigan Safety Conference, La Duke’s speaking credits include presentations at Automation Alley, The Society for Manufacturing Engineers, the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering, and the14th Annual International Symposium on Mining Safety, In January 2012, ISHN magazine named La Duke to its list of the people who shake and move safety, The Power 101. La Duke is also co-founder of Rockford Greene International, a business services optimization firm.
About Rockford Greene International:
Rockford Greene International, based in Monroe, MI, provides business optimization services and helps organizations to operate more effectively in all of the key business elements: Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost, Morale, and Environment. Rockford Greene matches your business needs with a top business expert. For more information on Rockford Greene visit: http://www.rockfordgreene.com
About The National Safety Council:
The National Safety Council is an organization that “saves lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the roads through leadership, research, education, and advocacy.” The NSC hopes to continue to decrease worker injuries, stating “by 2014, the council will save an additional 10,000 lives and prevent 1 million injuries.”
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Rockford Greene International provides business optimization services for all of the key business elements: Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost, Morale, and Environment.