- December 8, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Title of Session: Leading Indicators – How Effective Are They?
Tuesday December 8, 2020 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time Zone
Speaker: Dr. Pete VanDerlyke PhD, CSP Corporate Director of Health and Safety PECO Foods Inc.
Based on research performed during my doctoral dissertation, this presentation details just how effective leading indicators are in the reduction of injury rates. While there are several articles touting the importance of measuring leading indicators, there is lack of research determining which (if any) leading indicators have a higher impact on reducing injury rates. This presentation discusses the findings of my research on the perceived effectiveness of several commonly implemented safety leading indicators such as near miss reporting, safety observations, trainings and safety inspections.
Dr. VanDerlyke has over 25 years of experience in workers’ health and safety. He has worked with companies in the chemical, retail and food manufacturing sectors. Currently, he is Corporate Director of Health and Safety with Peco Foods, responsible for the health and safety of 7000 team members at several different processing and live facilities. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Mansfield University, where he teaches safety classes for students looking to receive their Associates or Bachelor’s degree in safety. Dr. VanDerlyke has been an active member of ASSP for 20 years and is a certified safety professional (CSP) who received his PhD in safety science from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP); his MS in EHS Management from Rochester Institute of Technology; and his BS in biology from Mansfield University. He specializes in recognizing cultural opportunities and educating organizational leaders to change how they approach employees in order to enhance performance through inspiration and engagement.