June 6, 2019
Making Your Occupational Health Messsage
Dr. Robert J. Emery, Vice President for Safety, Health Environment & Risk Management, UT Health Science Center
Successful health and safety programs function largely in the realm of prevention, so on a good day “nothing happens”. But the value of “making nothing happen” can be a very difficult message to convey, and often becomes an impediment to our ability to tell our story to key program stakeholders. After 35 years of practice I have learned that the right quote, used at the right time, can be very strategic with regard to achieving desired decision making. These quotes, captured on hundreds of disorganized sticky notes have adorned my office bulletin board for over three decades, and now for the first time, have been compiled into a “top ten” list that will be shared during this presentation.