Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) and Safety Management Systems: A Talk with Kahlilah Guyah

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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 ūüôā¬†

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:

And please feel free to download our Guide to Using Risk-Based Safety Management, below.

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Jeffrey Dalto

Jeffrey Dalto

Jeffrey Dalto is an Instructional Designer and the Senior Learning & Development Specialist at Convergence Training. He's worked in training/learning & development for 25 years, in safety and safety training for more than 10, is an OSHA Authorized Outreach Trainer for General Industry OSHA 10 and 30, has completed a General Industry Safety and Health Specialist Certificate from the University of Washington/Pacific Northwest OSHA Education Center and an Instructional Design certification from the Association of Talent Development (ATD), and is a member of the committee creating the upcoming ANSI/ASSP Z490.2 national standard on online environmental, health, and safety training. Jeff frequently writes for magazines related to safety, safety training, and training and frequently speaks at conferences on the same issues, including the Washington Governor's Safety and Health Conference, the Oregon Governor's Occupational Safety and Health Conference, the Wisconsin Safety Conference, the MSHA Training Resources Applied to Mining (TRAM) Conference, and others.

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