La Duke is slated to speak on Tuesday, September 16, from 1:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. The technical session, which is based on an article that La Duke penned for Fabricating & Metalworking Magazine (September 20, 2013), will explore the relationship between good housekeeping practices and worker safety.
“This topic is surprisingly important to safety professionals,”
This is La Duke’s ninth trip to the podium at the National Safety Council’s Annual Expo. Previous topics include selling safety to top executives, social networking, and culture change.
"Housekeeping is an important tool for making the workplace safer” Says La Duke, “it’s an inexpensive, easy, and most importantly effective way to make the facility a safer and more pleasant place to work. Too often, organizations push back because they believe that their industry is intrinsically dirty; which obviously isn’t true.”
La Duke’s brash, aggressive style has brought him an international following and has drawn praise from the safety media. “I like to shake things up and get people – especially safety professionals – to really examine their beliefs. Whenever we challenge our beliefs we learn something, at least that’s been my experience,”
About Phil La Duke:
Phil La Duke joined ERM as a Partner in January 2011. He specializes in Safety Performance Improvement initiatives and is an internationally recognized business author whose work can be seen in magazines such as Entrepreneur, Industrial Safety & Hygiene News (ISHN), Facility Safety Management, and the UK-based Health & Safety International. He also authors a weekly blog (http://www.philladuke.wordpress.com/
About Environmental Resources Management:
ERM is a leading global provider of environmental, health, safety, risk, and social consulting services. They have over 150 offices in 40 countries and employ over 5,000 people. ERM is committed to providing a service that is consistent, professional, and of the highest quality to create value for their clients. Over the past 5 years, ERM has worked for more than 50 percent of the Global Fortune 500, delivering innovative solutions for business and selected government clients to help them understand and manage the sustainability challenges that the world increasingly faces. For more information on ERM visit: http://www.erm.com.
About the National Safety Council:
“The National Safety Council is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the roads through leadership, research, education, and advocacy.”