In the News
It’s in the headlines – just ‘Google It.’ A “chilled work environment” has been implicated in costly and dangerous safety, security, engineering, design and operations failures at plants and projects worth billions of dollars. Never mind the potential financial repercussions, which can be handled through insurance and indemnification; the risk to workers, the public and the environment are all magnified by the ‘chilled effect’ and the collateral damage to reputation and trust, once exposed, can take years to repair.
Chilled Effect/Chilled Work Environment – “Chilled effect refers to a perception that the raising of safety concerns is being suppressed or discouraged – either outright with discrimination – or by a slow or no response. Depending on whether this perception is held by one person or a group of employees determines whether this is “a chilling effect” or a “chilled work environment.” A condition that exists when employees are unwilling or unable to raise concerns (not just safety concerns) because they fear retaliation or retribution.
Safety Fest TN free classes that can help
- Human Performance Improvement Overview and Tools Class – Tom Bock, Monday, September 12, 9:00 – 11:30 AM
- Human Performance Improvement Fundamentals – Tami Anderson, Monday, September 12, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Impacting Safety Culture through Incremental Changes – John Corum, Monday, September 12, 10:30 – 11:30 AM
- What’s on Your Mind? – Joe Estey, Safety Forum Headliner, Tuesday, September 13, 9:00 – 11:00 AM.
- DOE’s Safety Culture Improvement Panel – Matt Moury, Safety Forum Speaker, Tuesday, September 13, 9:00 – 11:00 AM
- Risk or Reward: Why Do We Take Chances? – David Lynn, Tuesday, September 13, 12:30 – 1:30 PM
- Zero Accident Culture – William Bell, Wednesday, September 14, 9:30 – 10:30 AM.
- Implementing Human Performance Improvement in the Workplace – Richard Hailey, Wednesday, September 14, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Not Speaking Up or Not Listening? You Decide – Tom Brock, Wednesday, September 14, 12:30 – 1:30 PM
- Human Performance Principles for Construction – Rick Callor, Wednesday, September 14, 3:00 – 4:00 PM
Safety Fest TN
Safety Fest TN will be held September 12 – 16. Many classes have filled up and have long wait list, if you are on a wait list now’s a good time to consider alternative classes. Go here for a direct link to the agenda: Agenda.
Many classes will fill-up. Registration is Required.
See you in September!
The Safety Fest TN Team