Safety Culture Excellence 101

Safety Culture Excellence® 101: Insight into Culture from the Guru

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This workshop is intended for individuals with a desire and capability to internally achieve and sustain safety culture excellence, not those looking for a silver bullet or off-the-shelf methodology. Creating a sustainable safety culture only occurs through an internalization of key principles outlined in this energetic and insightful workshop.

Organizations in every industry eventually reach an important realization: safety excellence is equivalent to business excellence. With this, it is little wonder why there has been a significant, yet unfocused, interest in safety culture. Having a desire for such a reality is step one. Knowing where to focus your energy is step two. Internalizing the capability to achieve and repeat the results is the final step.

Most never make it past the first step, which results in a never-ending search for the next, latest-and-greatest program, process, or methodology. Unfortunately, this rarely leads to success. Rather, a program-of-the-month perception is created and reinforced; or even more dangerous, beliefs are created:

  • There is no way to get further improvement, so incidents are inevitable
  • Loss of sense of vulnerability
  • We must be good if there is nothing else to improve

Once the organization learns how to focus their efforts and internally accomplish continuous transformational improvements, and celebrate and communicate their success, the next difficulty emerges: sustainability. The organization's culture is the ultimate sustainability mechanism. Learning how to enhance the culture and create systems to reinforce the new desired performance is where true sustainability lies. It is not enough to have a passion for safety excellence; there needs to be an aligned focus not just on the transformation, but on sustainability as well.

In this highly inspirational session, ProAct Safety® will share experiences from projects with many of the best international organizations to achieve and sustain excellence in culture and performance.


  1. Practices of many of the best performing organizations in safety and operational excellence will be reviewed.
  2. Attendees will be provided strategies to self-diagnose transformational opportunities for internal pathways to performance excellence.
  3. Learn the proven elements of Safety Culture Excellence® and behaviors of the best companies to sustain this desirable goal.
  4. Models and approaches that have resulted in millions of annualized savings will be provided for internal usage by the attendees.
  5. Learn what it takes to find the leverage point to proactive engagement and create a culture of passionately proactive workforce: the answer to successful sustainability.


"I am writing to express the Northern Occupational Safety and Health Association (NOSHA) sincere appreciation for being a part of our annual fall 2012 safety conference in Grand Forks, North Dakota at the Ramada Inn. Your keynote address "Safety Culture Excellence 101" and the Behavioral-Based Safety 101 breakout session were well received by the safety professionals in the audience. Many of the safety professionals I visited with said that 'Shawn created a spark in our minds that we need to implement more than the traditional safety methods to create an excellent safety culture'. Your dynamic delivery kept everyone alert, and involved. Again, thank you for your participation and energy in making the day a big success. You definitely exceeded our expectations! We definitely recommend your services to all companies and associations wanting to promote a positive change in their safety culture and management."

Rick Else, ND Workforce Safety & Insurance

"Our sincere appreciation goes out to Shawn Galloway who has contributed significantly to the content of this forum. His podcasts are a great example of the positive impact which one individual's dedication can have. The global drilling industry needs more leaders like Mr. Galloway. The awareness information he shares is helping many of our group members work safer by developing a safety culture, and in turn saving lives. This is what true proactive safety is all about! Well done Shawn, and thanks again for your contributions to the Drill-Safe Linked-in forum!"

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