PDC 501: Safety R.O.C.K.S.

Todd Guenther, CSP-PDT Lead Instructor
Mallory Safety and Supply
Louisville, KY 
United States of America
Sun, 5/21: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM MST
Professional Development Course 
Phoenix Convention Center 
CM Credit Hours: 3.5 


Imagine the worst accident that might happen at your facility. When did you realize that it could have been prevented? Our work culture is constantly changing opening doors for accidents to occur every day. How can we plan for a safe future? We live in a reactive society, boom an accident and then we take the next step. Behaviors toward safety holds two sides on the scale; a) the right way following the rules, or b) the easy way. Where should we set that our balance? We can't change the past, yet we can learn from it. We can't change our personality, yet we can focus on the present, using our training and watching out for each other. We can't predict the future, yet we can ask the tough questions that open a dialogue, allowing us to reach beyond our self-imposed limits. The Safety R.O.C.K.S.! philosophy stands for: 1) Remember – learn from and respect the past; 2) Our Commitment – focus on the present; and 3) to Keep Safe – protecting the future. Through the use of examples, stories, and metrics, this PDC will examine each of the three pillars in the R.O.C.K.S. philosophy and the repercussions which follow a life-changing situation. This course is designed for all levels of professionals, especially rising or newly promoted safety and IH managers. Participants are encouraged to participate throughout the course, leaving with fresh ideas and helpful resources to educate, motivate, and inspire companies to further enrich their safety programs.

In-person participants: *Please note: Only participants registering for two (2) half-day PDCs on the same day will receive a box lunch. **Please note: power strips will not be provided at each attendee's seat; however, charging stations for laptops will be provided in each course room.

Course Outline

• Introduction
• The R.O.C.K.S. Philosophy
• OnBoarding Safety Strategies
• The Other Top-10 List: Accountability to Ensure Safe Work Practices
• Q & A: Where Do We Go from Here?
• Summary and Review 

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion, the participant will be able to:

• Demonstrate practical applications from the R.O.C.K.S. philosophy.
• Recognize strengths, differences, and areas for improvement in safety programs.
• Implement R.O.C.K.S principles to improve accident prevention programs.
• Apply their own commitment to become a true, Safety Ambassador. 

Value Added

Attendees will receive practical examples, dynamics, site-audit checklists, and a limited-edition safety rock. 

Business Case/IH Value Statement

This PDC is intended to educate, motivate, and inspire participants to retain information and share with their own company/organization the theories, dynamics, examples, and metrics to reduce accidents, increase awareness, and add value to their bottom line. 

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Learning Aids


Organizational Category


Primary Industry

All Industries


Also part of the Virtual Program
Changing Workplaces, Workforce, and Work Arrangements

Transfer of Knowledge

Hands-on demonstrations and practicum
Practice exercises