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. It’s another in a series of interviews with various subject matter experts in training, safety, safety training, and related disciplines.

COVE is doing a lot of interesting work on applying the visual literacy skills we commonly associate with artists to occupational safety and health. Listen and learn what visual literacy is and how developing our skills in visual literacy can help us improve occupational safety at the workplace. As you’ll see, there’s a recording of our discussion immediately below. 

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. Follow Doug on LinkedIn


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