February 16, 2010 | Barb Carr

Learn How to Communicate with Management about Risk at the 2010 TapRooT® Summit!

Effectively communicating HSE risks to senior management is critical. Their support for resources (time and money) is necessary to implement actions that reduce risk. Strong visual communications and other techniques are needed to get the message across in a way that leads to action and increased credibility for HSE issues. One of the keys is to present HSE information from a business perspective.

dennis-osmer-pixDennis Osmer, former Worldwide Head of HSE, will be teaching “Communicating with Management About Risk” at the 2010 TapRooT® Summit (October 27-29 in San Antonio, Texas).   If you attended the Summit last year, you may remember his presentation, “Pursuit of World Class EH&S” (if not, you may view the presentation here).  In 2010, he will be back to review development of several risk communication techniques (risk assessment in terms of organizational impact & degree of control vs. probability & severity, use of site risk analysis, score cards, involvement in accident notifications, etc.).

Dennis is a TapRooT® Instructor with over 40 years of industrial experience – the last seven years of his career as the World Wide Head of Health, Safety, Environment (HSE) and Emergency Management at CIBA Vision (a business unit of Novartis). There, he was responsible for the HSE activities for all of CVs operations (14 supply chain sites, 37 sales and marketing group companies, 11,000 employees on 3 continents). He has a pragmatic approach to developing and implementing HSE strategy which balances employee safety, environmental protection and business needs. He is a recognized expert with a track record of delivering performance.

His most recent activities were with Pandemic Preparedness, energy efficiency improvements, auditing, due diligence, new site start-up and HSE strategies for world class performance. While with a different business unit, he was the deputy chief of an industrial brigade and part of a community outreach program.

Dennis has an MBA in general management and finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and a BA in mathematics from the same university.

What’s the most effective way to learn how to communicate with management about risk?  Attend the 2010 Summit!  View our schedule of best practice sessions and hand pick one that answers your most pressing questions today!

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