October 11th Breakfast Meeting: High-Payoff Safety

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  • Oct Breakfast IN-PERSON Meeting
     October 11, 2022
     7:30 am - 8:30 am

High-Payoff Safety

Our featured speaker is well-known to us all. Steve Thompson, Senior Vice President of Aspen Risk Management (a TriStar Company) will be presenting on an important and timely topic – High Pay-Off Safety.

At a time when every hour and dollar counts more than ever, High Pay-Off Safety highlights critical program elements and will provide some outstanding examples of lessons learned. These lessons will inform all of us on the high pay-off philosophy and how to leverage the greatest lessons learned for our programs’ benefit. Register early to come listen to Steve’s talk which has been presented around the State and Country and has received tremendous feedback.

Here’s an overview of what Steve will be covering:

High-Payoff Safety is a winning workplace safety model that focuses on saving lives, preventing injuries and illnesses, and protecting organizations and communities from harm.  This session will provide attendees with the following insights:

  • How to use “safety tools” more effectively
  • Psychology of “nothing happens” when we do our job
  • Greatest lessons learned in safety

Speaker Bio

Steve Thompson, A.R.M., COSS SVP, Aspen Risk Management Group, A TRISTAR Company

Originally from Massachusetts, Steve traveled the US as a child – visiting 49 States before the age of fourteen.  His Dad was a carpenter working on projects across America.  After serving in the Air Force as a Medic, Steve settled in San Diego and worked as an Emergency Room Licensed Nurse.  With a desire to prevent injuries, he transitioned to workplace safety, risk management, and ergonomics.  His first book, written with Dan Hopwood, Workplace Safety: A Guide for Small and Midsized Companies, is used by industry and college curriculums and remains in print, 16 years after first being published!  In addition to numerous safety articles and publications, High-Payoff Safety is coming to bookshelves in late 2023.

Steve has worked in various corporate risk and safety positions, and in 2006, alongside Cathi Marx and Cait Casey, founded Aspen Risk Management Group (now a TRISTAR Company).  In addition to teaching as an Adjunct Professor for 20 years, he is engaged with many non-profits. A bit more on Steve:

  • BS – Healthcare Management, Southern Illinois University
  • Associate in Risk Management (ARM)
  • Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS)
  • Proud United States Air Force Veteran

Venue:   Admiral Baker Golfcourse Clubhouse

Venue Website:

2400 Admiral Baker Rd., San Diego, California, 92124, United States