The Woodlands, TX — On July 17 the 500th episode of the Safety Culture Excellence podcast will publish. ProAct Safety’s podcast has the most comprehensive topics available on the subject of safety excellence. Its popularity is apparent, with more than 31,500 episode plays in May 2017. In this 500th episode, principals of ProAct Safety, Shawn Galloway and Terry Mathis, discuss how the podcast was started, how it has evolved, and plans for the future.
The Safety Culture Excellence podcast went online Jan. 4, 2008.
“As we recorded and posted our original answers to questions from clients, we received a barrage of requests for other topics to be covered and new questions to be answered," host, Shawn Galloway, President of ProAct Safety, said on how the podcast was started. "Although we had a standing list of such issues, we quickly made a practice of moving requested topics to the top of the list. The favorable responses thanking us for the quick response to inquiries in a shareable format reinforced our decision. With each engagement, unique questions would be presented and new, advanced thinking initiated. The list of topics grew rapidly.
“As we publicized the podcasts to our increasing number of trained internal consultants, our podcast download rate increased while personal phone calls and emails from internal consultants decreased. Our vision of answering a question once and playing it back was becoming a reality. What has resulted is the ability to increase the competence and confidence of safety leaders in 48 countries without the need of additional travel. We learned how to leverage our impact on a diverse population worldwide, without any additional costs to organizations looking to improving safety.”