Health & Safety Consulting and Training
Our network of associates bring a combined hundreds of years of experience in safety and health across numerous occupational industries. Examples of general consulting services we are regularly contracted to perform include: safety and health bench marking, risk analysis, and physical safety audits and assessments. Our safety and health training services are broad in scope. Examples of topics include (but are not limited to): emergency response training (including tabletop exercises and drills), incident investigation techniques, hazard identification and risk management procedures, etc.
Occupational Safety & Health Maturity Assessments and Consulting
A remote survey is constructed and administered across operations to determine an organization’s safety and health maturity level. A report of findings, including recommendations is produced. The initial survey can be customized based on the client’s interests; however, standard categories include: leadership commitment, strategic importance of health and safety, safety management system, organizational buy-in, safety staff and resources, training, and technology. The assessment output for the Health and Safety Maturity Model includes four phases ranging from Phase I (Immediate Action Needed) to Phase IV (Maturity Actualized).
Subject Matter Expert & Litigation Assistance
Internal research projects and best practices consultation provide clients an objective and informed perspective concerning a wide range of safety and health topics. Our associates have served as external subject matter experts for design feasibility, internal peer reviews, and failure, modes, and effects analysis (FMEA) projects.
Fatigue Risk Assessments (FRA)
A Fatigue Risk Assessment identifies primary risk factors that contribute to overall fatigue risk and involves assessments and surveys with a sample population of employees onsite. Examples of risk factors involve the following:
Keynote and Other Speaking Engagements
Dr. Guasta is available for speaking engagements, executive roundtables, case story presentations, etc. Past topics have included, fatigue and impairment in the workplace, behavior-based safety interventions, the importance of courageous leadership, influencing worker’ behavior, and other special topics.
Incident & Compliance Management
Support is provided in incident investigations and analysis of root causes and contributing factors. Assistance is also provided in determining best approaches toward statutory and regulatory compliance.
Behavioral Assessments and Safety Culture Surveys
Organizational climate and behavior is assessed to provide recommendations for improving worker engagement and enhanced understanding of an organization’s culture leading toward optimal production and safety performance.
Supervisory Leadership Development
We offer a unique behavioral and safety leadership program that is geared towards improving the safety and productivity of any organization. The program was developed by Dr. Lori Guasta, a recognized researcher and instructor with industry experience who specializes in organizational behavior and safety leadership. The program covers four major topic areas: 1) Behavior Profiling; 2) Leadership Development & Visibility; 3) Organizational Strategies for Safety and Health; and 4) Creating a Positive Safety Culture.
Safety Planning & Emergency Preparedness
Evaluation and assistance in developing emergency preparedness plans and long-term safety processes and solutions focused on achieving the organization’s health and safety objectives.
Executive and Frontline Leadership Coaching Services
Consultation and training services are provided to various levels (one-on-one or small group format) to assist leaders with professional development and targeted skills related to leadership effectiveness. This type of leadership coaching can be useful in general skill development and can help leaders work through specific issues they are faced with due to their position. Former topics have included interpersonal dynamics, personality clashes, role alignment, as well as goal setting and assessment.
Impairment Training and Drug Recognition Expertise
If reasonable suspicion of potential drug or alcohol abuse exists in the workplace, employees must have well-trained managers available to recognize and distinguish behaviors that are related to alcohol or chemical abuse compared to other types of impairments. SomaHive now offers training to empower companies to accurately recognize these behaviors. In partnership with Mark Ashby, a 23-year Colorado police officer veteran and creator of LEAD Impairment Training, a world-class program that has been successfully implemented to more than 30,000 people. This training focuses on not only the impairment-related behaviors, but the warning signs of substance abuse. Mr. Ashby, a certified drug recognition expert, empowers managers through training in using effective behavioral observations, procedures, and reporting methods.