David Lynn

DAVID G. LYNN, CSP, is a published author, professional speaker, and the President of Peak Safety Performance, LLC. His company is focused on helping clients develop strategic safety plans that address everyday challenges. David has a unique blend of work experiences at OSHA, Duracell, Owens Corning, Fluor, and Peak Safety Performance. He has worked in the field on construction projects, managed safety on a plant level, and has lead corporate safety initiatives as a Corporate Safety Director.

Each experience has given David insight on how to lead improvement on all levels of an organization. He understands the everyday struggles a safety professional experiences and he also knows what it feels like to overcome the challenges we all face.

With strategic planning, leadership development, and project execution, David helps clients solve problems and achieve their goals.

7 Guiding Values

Stay Grounded
Faith influences our decisions both at home and at work. We strive to stay grounded in our Christian foundation, which ultimately governs the way we do business.

Maintain Balance
There is no success in business worth failure at home. We work hard to balance both work and family expectations.

Finish First
People remember who finishes first. We strive to be the first to learn, first to achieve, first to respond, first to act, and first to remain humble in the process.

Over Deliver
We want to meet and exceed client expectations through every service we provide.

Focus on Strengths
We want to be great at a few things rather than average in many things.

Do What You Can – When You Can
We want to check it off the list as soon as possible and gain momentum with progress.

Enjoy The Trip as Much as The Destination
We love the work involved with achievement just as much as the reward itself.

Presentation Description & Topics

Human & Operational Performance

Human & Operational Performance is the next generation of safety culture development. The error prevention tools and techniques we talk about have been around for years in the Department of Energy and nuclear environments. We bring the philosophy to the commercial world in a language people can understand. We provide one-day Human Performance fundamentals courses as well as keynote talks that will help you understand human error.

Common Topics We Can Deliver in Workshop & Keynote Formats:

  • What is “Human & Operational Performance?”
  • You Can Predict Mistakes!
  • PEAK Safety Dialogue – Error Prevention
  • CONTEXT Root Cause Analysis
  • Show You Care – Approaching Others
  • Develop a Questioning Attitude
  • Manage Risk versus Treatment
  • Three Phases of Pre-Planning
  • Leadership Qualities in a HOP Culture
  • Organizational Response to Events
  • Latent Conditions vs. Active Triggers
  • Error Prevention Tools for Common Mistakes
  • Characteristics of Learning Organizations

My goal is to deliver innovative content that is easy to listen to and easy to understand!

Just Ask Yourself, “What If?”

The “What If” keynote talk and workshops introduces participants to the top 10 reasons that people take chances. Everyone perceives and accepts risk in a different way. The dynamics of how we make decisions is complex and our ability to perceive danger is one of the first steps to prevent injuries. What is the right level of risk perception and better yet, how do you teach people to recognize and respect hazards?

Participants will learn error prevention tools that will minimize risk with the simple question, “What If?” This talk will provide safe habit tools that can help build a successful safety culture.

“What If” We Can Recognize the Top 10 Reasons People Take Chances:

  1. We overestimate our abilities.
  2. We are too familiar with our task.
  3. We do not think the injury will be that bad.
  4. We do not think we will get in much trouble.
  5. We are in control.
  6. We have never seen the negative impact.
  7. We trust the equipment will not fail.
  8. We believe rescue will save us.
  9. We gain value in the process.
  10. We observe someone we respect take the chance.

Safe Habits – Safe Culture

We deliver safety leadership keynote talks and workshops that focus on building safe habits with supervisors and managers. The information includes a collection of topics and techniques that teach leaders how you develop safe habits with cues, frequency, and rewards. The session will provide practical examples of tools and techniques that generate results. At the end of the session, participants will better understand the impact their personal habits have on safety performance.

Results Driven Safety Leadership

How does safety character, mentality, and focus impact safety performance? Most corporations claim similar safety values but few companies deliver world class safety performance. Why is there disparity in safety performance? Simple, some companies lack the right safety character, mentality, and drive to achieve positive results. The goal for this presentation is to provide a method to balance your safety character and mentality with desired results

Leading Safety Transformation

How do you initiate positive change? There are eight steps to leading change in John Kotter’s book, Leading Change. Each step has a practical application for building a performance minded safety culture. This purpose of this presentation is to share practical examples of you use these steps to drive improvement. Participants will leave the session with an understanding of how change initiatives succeed and fail.

Make Safety Contagious

Learn 6 keys to help make your safety message viral. There are six components that make a message, initiative, or product contagious in Jonah Berger’s book, Contagious; why things catch on. Each component is a missing link to many safety communication campaigns. You can differentiate your safety culture if you learn and apply these practical applications for getting people excited about your safety culture.

  1. Social Currency: Learn how “social currency” impacts safety performance. We share things that make us look good.
  2. Triggers: Learn to make your safety message rememberable. Top z mind, tip of tongue.
  3. Emotion: Understand how emotions impact messages. When we care, we share.
  4. Public: Learn how to make your safety message public. Built to show, built to grow.
  5. Practical Value: Demonstrate the practical safety value. News you can use.
  6. Stories: Utilize the power of a good story. Information travels under the guise of idle chatter.

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