Practicing Safety Differently: Some Ways to Do the ‘New View’


Beyond the labels of Safety Differently, Safety II , or HOP, what can these theories mean to the day-to-day practice of safety?

In this short presentation, Jeff will discuss some of the recent thinking about workplace health and safety, and explain the work he is doing with leading organizations to help them integrate these concepts into practice within their organizations.

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About our Speaker

Since beginning his safety career nearly 30 years ago, Jeff Lyth has become recognized as an expert and innovator in workplace safety leadership.

He obtained his Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) and Certified Health and Safety Consultant (CHSC) designations and served in a director level position for nearly a decade before leaving safety management roles to work entirely in the safety differently space.

Throughout his career, Jeff has been involved in industry-leading innovation, such as the first Canadian use of computerized tower-crane anti-collision systems, the province-wide use of the ‘Safety Climate Tool’ survey from the Health and Safety Laboratory in the U.K., and the development of the BCCSA Silica Control Tool.

Jeff has represented the Canadian Construction Association (CCA) on Health Canada’s transition to the Globally Harmonized System (GHS), and was accepted by the Department of Foreign Affairs as a Canadian Occupational Health and Safety Specialist on a migrant labour safety project in central China.

He currently assists organizations to integrate new and emerging safety principles and to help them break through the performance plateaus associated with conventional views of health and safety and is the owner of

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