Chapter News

New Member Highlight

Welcome to new Puget Sound Chapter member Lacy Neal from the City of Tumwater.

2022 Puget Sound Chapter SPY Award

Congratulations Chip McKenna on being selected and awarded the 2022 Puget Sound Chapter Safety Person of the Year. Thanks for your contributions to the chapter and to our industry.

Pacific Northwest Safety Symposium

The Safety Symposium on May 12th in Ellensburg was a huge success. Over 200 attendees enjoyed a great lineup of speakers including our morning keynote, Dan Hopwood, and our lunch keynote, Bill Sims. The event could not have happened without the support of our sponsors and exhibitors. Thanks to everyone who helped to plan this event and to those who supported or attended it. We look forward to seeing everyone again next year.

Election Results

The election results are in, and I am happy to report that we had over 3 times as many members vote this year (86 members). I am pleased to announce the 2022-2023 executive committee.

President – Will Stuflick

Vice President – Cody Depee

Secretary – Ryan Hill

Treasurer – Lucien Sahali

Delegates – (3) Dwayne Jeffrey, Curt Russell, and Jason Stearns

At-Large – (6) Rebecca Alexander, Bianca Green, Brent Olson, Brent Knight, Kieth McCammant, and Brian Van

Thank you to everyone who ran for a position and/or voted.  I expect that there will be plenty of opportunities to volunteer and be involved as we return to in-person programming!  I hope to see many of you at the Safety Symposium in May.

Krista Kolaz, Puget Sound Chapter President, 2020-2022

Need CEU’s?

New online Course provides you with 4 hours of CEU content!

Now you can earn CEU credits with this new online course from Bill Sims Greenbean Leadership.

This is the safety leadership course that has scored 5 out of 5 with audiences at NSC, VPPPA, IOSH, Disney, Boeing, and more! The training is appropriate for anyone who has a leadership role, from front line supervisor/foremen to C-Level.  It’s also perfect for safety professionsal and qualifies for CEU points.

It has received high marks at major industry conferences in Australia, Greece, South Africa, the USA and many others.

What You Will Learn . . .

  • Why most Behavior Based Safety (BBS) processes fail soon after implementation, and how to fix the common pitfalls
  • Three ways to identify potential leaders and nurture emerging leadership skills
  • The hidden trap of “Leave Alone/Zap” management
  • To assess your culture and determine whether your systems rely on positive or negative reinforcement—the answers will amaze you!
  • How to track and measure results of behavior change and human performance improvement
  • How to establish supervisor accountability for your change initiatives

This leadership workshop is packed with tips and strategies your leaders can apply immediately.

Who Should Attend the e-Learning Workshop?

Anyone responsible for improving performance in your organization! CEOs and Senior Managers, HR & Safety Managers, Operations Managers, and Customer Satisfaction Managers.

How it Works

You get access for up to six months to complete the course.

The actual workshop is four hours in length and split in to four one-hour sessions.  You participate at your own pace and view the course on any computer or mobile device. The system remembers where you left off. There is a quiz after every completed session, which serves as documentation for CEU credits.

Here’s sample so you can get an idea of delivery style and quality…

Click Here

What do attendees say about the course?

“Bill, my sincere thanks to you for making safety a central topic of our convention, as I had hoped we would do with a presentation that would catch everyone’s attention. Thank you for the work that you do every day in saving lives. It is noble work. – Cynthia Mills, President & CEO, Carolinas AGC,

 “I told my boss this was a “no-brainer, a do it or DO IT. Bill exceeded our expectations and made a profound impact on our leadership team. We will never look at human behavior the same way. This is a 5 Star Leadership Course!” – Pfizer Executive

 “We struggle on how to sell behavioral systems to our Leadership Team….you have cracked the code on how to do this.” – Construction CEO

“Some of my ops guys don’t “get safety” yet…they see it as existing in a silo. I look forward to your assistance in helping them think outside the safety box.” – President of major construction firm….

“Best training I’ve ever attended.”          Larry Cancel, Controller, Eaton Corporation.

I am truly astounded. My entire management team has completely bought into BBS, even the most resistant to change. Bill is being quoted by all. My Mfg Manager and Controller (both very resistant to change) are both totally onboard. Now, we have to go the next level!! – Linda Littke HR Manager-Eaton Corporation