Visiting Professor Gave Lecture on Safety Climate and Culture

Dr. Zohar is visiting the Center from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology where he is a Professor on the Faculty of Management. He will be with visiting the Center until mid-October, and his visit will include many trips to Houston and the surrounding areas to discuss safety culture. On October 5, Dr. Dov Zohar presented a lecture entitled “Safety Climate/Culture: Key Leverages for Improvement in the Oil Industry” to professors and graduate students of the Chemical Engineering Department. This lecture highlighted his work on the importance of understanding the safety climate and culture of a company and what that means to the company as a whole, focusing mainly on characteristics found in the oil industry.

Dr. Zohar also presented this lecture in Houston and was hosted by Siemens October 11. It was held at 4615 SW Frwy, Suite 900, Houston, TX, on October 11, 2010 from 1:00-3:30.