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Virtual Safety Lunch: Normalization of Deviance

Safety Lunch and Learn

Join us for our August Virtual Safety Lunch Normalization of deviance: Sometimes risky behavior doesn’t feel so risky once it becomes a habit.  Vital safety protocol such as wearing PPE, tying off, using an assistance device to lift or avoiding the phone behind the wheel get lost amongst demanding job outcomes. Over time these practices become patterns and dangerous behavior becomes the norm. Risk managers call this behavior the ‘normalization of deviance,’ and when it happens in the workplace it can have catastrophic consequences. In this advanced-level course you’ll be introduced to this safety concept, and you’ll learn to identify and mitigate the risky habits and shortcuts that might be infiltrating your workplaces.  Help lead your teams to bridge the gap from recognition, to risk control, to implementation in the workplace.

About Your Speakers

John Crawmer: John Crawmer joined Pinnacol Assurance as a Safety Consultant on November of 2011 and provided consultative services to all industries; he now serves in a Supervisory role for construction safety consultants. He previously worked as an HR and Safety Manager, Safety Specialist, licensed Journeyman electrician (Colorado #0110548), and electrical apprentice for an electrical contractor. He continues to give back to his community as an instructor for first year electrical apprentices at the Independent Electrical Contractors Southern Colorado Chapter. He is the past president, secretary and golf chairman of the Southern Colorado Chapter of the American Society of Safety Professionals. He holds four credentials from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals as a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST), Certified Instructional Trainer (CIT), and Safety Trained Supervisor (STS). John Crawmer holds a Bachelor of Science Business Administration Management degree from Colorado Technical University. He is personally passionate about safety and aspires to serve as a leader for the profession. He is also the owner of a start-up social enterprise called Harvest Ground Café, Inc. As a Colorado native he enjoys the outdoors. Travel, home improvement projects, SCUBA diving, hiking, gardening, cooking, reading, cycling, taking walks with his wife Prudence and playing lead guitar in a local rock band are a few of his other enjoyments.

Joe Newhouse joined Pinnacol Assurance as an Agency Relationship Manager in May of 2014 and enjoys providing analytical and consultative services to his assigned Agency Partners and Safety Group Programs.  Prior to joining Pinnacol Assurance, he has worked in the Colorado Insurance industry working for Flood & Peterson, Hanover Insurance as a Small Commercial Sales Manager, and a Vice President and Regional Sales Manager for Cananwill Premium Funding. He is a licensed Property & Casualty Insurance Producer in the State of Colorado, and holds the insurance designations of (CIC) Certified Insurance Counselor and (CRM) Certified Risk Manager through the National Alliance. He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska at Kearney majoring in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing.

Joe has made Colorado his home since 2000, and when not spending time with his family, enjoys working out, walking a fairway, spending time on the ice playing hockey, the Colorado outdoors in its various seasons, and strumming a guitar as a campfire rock star. 



Date and Time: 
Friday, August 21, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Zoom Virtual Meeting

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