"Learn From My Mistakes" Unconscious Bias in Investigations & Assessments
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Thu
EHS Manager at Georg Fischer Central Plastics. Lewis has worked in the Safety field for 22 years, he has a B.S in Industrial Safety and an M.S. in Safety, Security, and Emergency Management. Georg Fischer was VPP certified in 2019, named One of Americas Safest companies in 2020 by EHS Today magazine, received the Pinnacle of Safety Award in 2022 by the OSC, and named in the Top 10 of Most Sustainable Run Companies by the Wall Street Journal. While implementing processes to reduce injuries, Lewis has learned one key to reducing and maintaining a low incident rate is thorough investigations that effectively eliminate or control the hazards. Having several years' experience conducting investigations, Lewis has been able to identify some Unconscious Bias he experienced during Incident Investigations and Hazard Assessments. Come and learn from his mistakes while he discusses bias which caused his team to overlook unsafe situations and hazards, which led to repeated incidents.