Denbury’s focus on safety is highlighted by our annual Safety Leadership Conference. The conference attendees include all levels of operations management (approximately 200 employees) and focuses on our commitment to the development of a culture of safety. Our safety motto was conceived at this conference and is still a symbol of our core beliefs about safety. The two-day conference fosters the sharing of ideas, provides clarity on expectations, and sets in motion changes in Denbury’s safety performance. Each year the conference builds upon the safety themes discussed in previous years and features success stories from employees who make a difference in the safety culture in their respective workplaces.
2013 Safety Conference Keynote Speaker
Our first annual Safety Leadership Conference in 2013 was highlighted by our keynote speaker, Tony Crow. Mr. Crow worked for many years in a local power plant near his hometown in East Texas. One day, Mr. Crow and his son went on a hunting trip and a terrible accident left him permanently blind. At the time of the accident he was not wearing the safety glasses that he wore every day at work and was not wearing his orange hunting vest. His message is focused not just on the details of the accident and how it could have been prevented; rather, he points out the personal aspect of not practicing safety at home when you leave work. His message and motto is “I.N.J.A.M. = It’s Not Just About Me.” Mr. Crow’s very powerful message resonated with everyone, illustrating how one lapse in safety judgment can change a life forever.
Keynote speaker Tony Crow – 2013 Safety Leadership Conference
2014 Safety Conference Keynote Speaker
Our 2014 Safety Leadership Conference featured a powerful message from our keynote speaker, Brad Livingston. After being employed by a natural gas pipeline company for 10 years, Mr. Livingston was involved in a potentially life-ending incident on the job that was 100% preventable. In his presentation he discussed how and why the incident occurred. He discussed concepts like pride, shortcuts, improper perspectives, attitude and complacency, how each of these played a role in the actions that led to his injuries, and how those injuries have affected the rest of his life. His keynote message drove home the importance of maintaining the proper perspective of why we should work safe every day and the “Ripple Effect” of what results from an incident that could have been prevented.
Keynote speaker Brad Livingston – 2014 Safety Leadership Conference