Visual Literacy for Occupational Safety

COVE’s Chairman and Managing Director, Doug Pontsler talks with Convergence Training | RedVector, a Vector Solutions Brand, about using visual literacy to improve occupational safety in the workplace, and in particular to improve hazard recognition and identification.

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Posted by Doug Pontsler on May 22, 2019 1:35:00 PM
Doug Pontsler

Doug Pontsler

Doug is Chairman and Managing Director for COVE, the Center of Visual Expertise. Launched in 2018 by the Toledo Museum of Art, COVE is dedicated to the application of visual literacy for industrial and service applications with an emphasis on safety. In this leadership role he is responsible for all aspects of the enterprise including thought leadership, product development and client satisfaction. Prior to his current role, Doug was the former vice president of operations sustainability and EHS for Owens Corning. He joined Owens Corning in 2002 and held leadership positions including director of corporate services and vice president of global sourcing. Doug also served as a member of the National Safety Council Board of Directors and as the Chairman of the Campbell Institute at the National Safety Council. He is a recipient of NSC’s 2019 Distinguished Service to Safety Award.
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Topics: Incident Investigation, Hazard Identification, Non-Routine/Upset Conditions, Visual Literacy, Dynamic Risk Assessment, Audits and Reviews, Risk Observation Skills

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