Who Owns Safety?
Terry L. Mathis, CEO/Founder
It is human nature to take better care of that which we own. Ownership is the main reason people will detail their own car but won’t even run a rental through a free car wash. Ownership is also the reason why some safety efforts are stellar and others are lackluster. Should we create ownership in our safety efforts? Who should own what? And how do we accomplish this?
More About Terry
Terry L. Mathis is a well-known and respected international consultant, speaker and author. Terry is the founder of ProAct Safety, a 24-year-old international safety and performance consulting firm. He is a veteran of over 1600 safety, culture and performance improvement projects in 39 countries and 21 languages, and has personally assisted organizations such as Georgia-Pacific, Herman Miller, AstraZeneca, Wrigley, ALCOA, Merck, Rockwell Automation, AMCOL International, Ingersoll-Rand and many others to achieve excellence.
He is a regular keynote and breakout speaker at ASSE, NSC and numerous state, company and industry conferences. Terry has co-authored five books on safety and strategy: one with Dr. Dean Spitzer and four with Shawn Galloway. In addition to his books, Terry has authored more than 100 articles in publications including Professional Safety, EHS Today, ISHN, Electrical Engineering Journal, Chemical Engineering Journal and Business Week. He also has authored numerous weekly blogs, video scripts and training modules. EHS Today has listed Terry four consecutive times as one of “The 50 People Who Most Influenced EHS.