Adopt & Engage with Safe Behaviours

Wednesday • Crystal 1 • 4:00 PM


Chinemerem Patricks-Ekedede
Director/Principal Consultant: EHS & BBS Research and Knowledge Exchange
Environment & Millennium Targets, Ltd.

Track: Advanced

This session focuses on identifying proactive safe and critical leading behaviours that must be adopted by employees which must also be transferred to others through systematic engagement processes. It promotes positive influence and networking of safe behaviours. The paper recognizes the need to create a viral change and spread of an epidemic of critical safe behaviours that workers must adopt as individuals and in turn begin to engage others to adopt same.

Dr. Patricks is a vibrant conference speaker on contemporary HSE and BBS issues. His first presentation at a BSN conference was during last year 2017 conference held in Houston-Texas. Currently Dr. Patricks Chinemerem is a visiting lecturer and HSE Research/Knowledge exchange consultant at the Centre for Occupational Health, Safety & Environment (COHSE), in the Institute of Petroleum Studies-IPS, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria. University of Port Harcourt is one of Nigeria's leading federal universities. It is important to note here that Patricks championed and lead the safety leadership and behavioral safety programme (LiHS) of Italian Saipem in Nigeria and other regions. He worked from April 2008 till October 2016 as the country focal person responsible to drive the implementation, and facilitate the various campaign workshops of the Saipem leadership in Health & Safety (LiHS). He is a Behavioural safety & safety Leadership specialist and an accredited viral change practitioner from the Viral change LLC of Chalfont project in the UK having being tutored by Prof. Leandro Herero. His current research focus is on climate change and resilient futures, changing behaviours and building sustainable organizational HSE cultures that will guarantee the achievement of the sustainable development goals- SDG number 8 and 13. This he believes will lead to other SDGs such as goals 1, 2, 3 and rest.