Our society and workplaces have become increasingly aware of the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion this year (2020) and that will continue to be true in the future as well.
In this recorded discussion, we talk with Kahlilah Guyah about diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and get her takes on thinking of DEI in a systemic manner and through the perspective of a safety management system. Kahlilah is a member of the ASSP’s Diversity & Inclusion Task Force.
Along the way, we discuss the using the Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) Cycle and the Hierarchy of Controls in these efforts.
And–bonus–Kahlilah is also a member of the committee working on revising the ANSI/ASSP Z490.1 EHS Training standard along with Jeff Dalto of Vector Solutions, so we included a few words about that and Kahlilah’s desire to bring these diversity, equity, and inclusion learnings into EHS training and the standard.
NOTE: Jeff’s voice is soft here–I should have worn my ear buds, sorry!–but Kahlilah’s is loud and clear and she’s the one with the important stuff to say 🙂
Please note that Vector Solutions has a Professional Developing Training Library that includes online training courses on diversity, equity, and inclusion.
We’ve got a bunch of links for you below, too.
Here are some links to things Kahlilah and Jeff mentioned in the discussion:
- ASSP’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Task Force
- The ANSI/ASSP’s Z490 EHS Training Standards
- The International Day for Persons with Disabilities (which was on the day we recorded this discussion, by coincidence)
- Systems thinking
- Hierarchy of Controls
- Daniel Pink’s book Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
- Psychological Safety
- Our earlier recorded discussion with Dr. Casey Chosewood of the CDC/NIH about Total Worker Health (TWH)
- Our earlier recorded discussion with Cal Beyer about anxiety, depression, mental health, and suicide at work
- This recorded “Intro to New Safety” webinar includes a short discussion about the definition of safety as being something like “the capacity to succeed under varying conditions”
- Two articles about the link between diversity and innovation: some tips from the folks at Freakonomics and a discussion about hackathons with Dr. Stella Lee
- An earlier recorded discussion with Pam Walaski about safety management systems
- ANSI/ASSP Z10/ISO 45001 Safety Management System Standard
- Download our free PDCA Cycle infographic
- An earlier recorded discussion with learning researcher Dr. Will Thalheimer on Training Evaluation Methods
- The NIOSH Total Worker Health Program
- The NIOSH Total Worker Health Handbook (and hierarchy of control model) Kahlilah mentioned
- An earlier recorded discussion with Abby Ferri of ASSP’s WISE discussing Women & PPE
- An earlier recorded discussion with Hannah Curtis about the SHEWT study re: harassment women face at work
- Kahlilah’s company, EHS Compliance Services, Inc.
- Kahlilah’s LinkedIn profile
- Also, here’s a recent article we wrote based on Learning Guild research into what works and what doesn’t work for diversity training
And please feel free to download our Guide to Using Risk-Based Safety Management, below.
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