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Executive Edge

Executive Edge

The National Safety Council strives to equip organizations with tools and resources on the journey to safety excellence. Strong leadership is a critical success factor for environmental, safety and health excellence. The Executive Edge track at the NSC Congress & Expo has been developed to meaningfully and purposefully engage business leaders.

Designed by a world-class team that has led their respective organizations towards safety excellence, the discussions and presentations from last year produced a wealth of knowledge.

The insights provided in the sessions below can help you move your organization toward world-class performance. Read the perspectives of leaders from a variety of industries who have overcome obstacles and remained focused on their safety goals.

2009 Executive Edge Track topics included:

The role of EHS in an economic downturn – How do we deal with the conditions of the economy strategically
Presented by Col. James D. Grace, U.S. Marine Corps; Peter Knollmeyer, Fluor Hanford; and Mike Murray, FirstGroup America. Moderated by Greg Hale, Walt Disney Co.

Operational excellence – EHS as a competitive edge
Presented by Joseph Angello, U.S. Department of Defense; and Bill Williams, Maersk. Moderated by Bill Bozzo, DynMcDermott.


Technical Sessions: Member-exclusive content   

Driving EHS performance: Effective system implementation
Jim Johnson (NSC) focuses on understanding the key components of an integrated EHS system. Charles Morris (Chevron) shares his organization’s journey toward an integrated system from the ground up and the many important lessons learned.  Audience questions include the challenges of diversified businesses, decentralizing integrated systems and system governance.

Leading edge management: Leading indicators and risk management
This session defines the nature of risk and how to measure and address it. Glenn Murray (ExxonMobil) discusses a four-step risk management continuum and Joe Stough (Syntex Management Systems) presents leading indicators to measure a company’s management of risk and safety system. Discover how to develop and interpret company-specific leading indicators and how to act on them even across large, multi-site corporations. 

World-class leadership: Lead with safety
Discover the qualities of world-class leaders as Tom Krause (BST) examines the differences between climate and culture, and the importance of safety. Bill Bozzo (DynMcDermott) shares how believing in the intrinsic value of safety allows his organization to flourish, even during natural disasters such as hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Questions surround “transforming” leaders and how to approach CEOs who “don’t get it.”

NSC World-Class Team
Bill Bozzo (DynMcDermott Petroleum Operations) ▪ Mike Henderek (National Safety Council) ▪ William Horsford (Toyota North America) ▪ Jim Johnson (National Safety Council) ▪ Mei-Li Lin (National Safety Council) ▪ Glenn Murray (Exxon Mobil Corporation) ▪ Douglas Pontsler (Owens Corning) ▪ Joe Stough (Syntex Management Systems) ▪ Mike White (General Motors) ▪ Rich Widdowson (Schneider Electric North America) ▪ Bill Williams (Maersk Inc.)


Participate in the 2011 Executive Edge Track

NSC Congress & Expo
October 31-November 1
Philadelphia, PA

Register today

Learn safety leadership from Campbell Award-winning executives.

Attend exclusive leader-to-leader discussions.

Discover powerful new ideas at immersive, hands-on workshops.

Participation is limited to a first come, first served basis to people registering for the full Congress & Expo.

Congress and Expo 2011
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