- Monthly ASSP San Diego Breakfast Meeting
January 14, 2020
7:15 am - 9:00 am
Get 2020 off to a great start with valuable safety professional networking & comraderie as we will be very fortunate to learn about the Southern California Edison (SCE) Utility company’s Error Prevention Initiative
Topic Overview: Implementing this initiative using industry best practices in close partnership with stakeholders across the company including Business frontline and leadership. This initiative is part of the Safety Culture Transformation designed to proactively prevent “unwanted outcomes” (injury, system reliability interruption & damage) triggered by human and system errors that may impact the safe, reliable operation of the bulk electric system.
Presenters: Carmen Lopez M.S. (Senior Advisor) and Thomas Saffell (Senior Advisor)
Carmen has spent 10 years at SCE and has over 12 years of work experience in the field of organizational development, human/system error prevention, change management, technical training and employee selection assessments coupled with a Master’s of Science Degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology. Specialties include: error prevention strategy design, development and execution, change management, enterprise wide technical training programs oversight according to the Systematic Approach to Training, project management, program development, contract and budget management, benchmarking, assessment tool development and validation, leadership assessment centers, 360 Feedback, consulting, statistical data analysis, CTI Co-Active Coaching Certification and Human Performance Practitioner Certification. Two and a half years ago initiated the design of the SCE Error Prevention Initiative strategy using a grassroots approach and industry best practices including those of the North America Transmission Forum (NATF) and the US Department of Energy (DOE).
Thomas has spent 10 years at Southern California Edison focused on safety initiatives and projects. He has had several lead roles on safety teams, which included developing Contractor Safety programs, Safety Preparedness teams including facility and Incident Management programs, and is currently the Director of Community Outreach for an Employee Resource group within SCE. Thomas began honing his expertise in error prevention in early 2019, and has been brought on to partner with Ms. Lopez to develop and deliver the Error Prevention Initiative at SCE. He has recently completed an Advanced Cause Evaluation course and was certified as a Human Performance Practitioner in November of this year. Thomas is committed to developing his understanding of the relationship between workers in the field and the organization’s systems, processes, and programs.
Mark your calendar for future San Diego ASSP Chapter events:
— February Breakfast Meeting: 2/11/2020 at 07:15am – Program TBD – Stay Tuned
–Reserve your EARLY-BIRD price NOW for our annual PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE on March 10th 2020 !!!
Venue: Admiral Baker Club