Metrics that Matter – Driving Safety Performance in an Era of Forced Autonomy
Jordan Workman

Virtual Think Tank Series

Metrics that Matter – Driving Safety Performance in an Era of Forced Autonomy

Thursday, April 22, 2021 • 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM (ET)

2020 highlighted the performance of EHS teams like never before by forcing autonomy onto organizations, teams, and sites. Companies that had built holistic safety performance with deep engagement realized the benefits when they were no longer able to rely on central teams for site safety performance due to Covid-19 restrictions.

This interactive and lively discussion with EHS executives will address the key questions to driving safety performance in an era of forced autonomy, with an emphasis on the lasting impacts as we enter into a post-pandemic chapter.

  • How do we build a culture of deep safety engagement across multiple and
    disparate locations?
  • What does the path towards pandemic recovery look like for these now decentralized teams?
  • What are the measurements that allow EHS teams and leaders to excel in a post-pandemic world?
  • How do we incorporate technology to measure the appropriate components through hybrid models that engage digital and human elements?


    Jordan Workman
    Global Business Director
    Performance Solutions by Milliken

    Jordan Workman serves as Director of Client Development for Performance Solutions by Milliken. He works with multi-national manufacturing clients to help them assess their operational performance and create strategies to deliver on corporate performance expectations. Clients served span a variety of industries, including agriculture, automotive, pharma, chemical, food and beverage, mining and specialty plastics.

    Prior to joining Performance Solutions by Milliken, Jordan was employed by Owens Corning for almost a decade, where he last served as Marketing Director for a global business unit and was responsible for creating and executing the go-to-market strategy that aligned commercial, supply chain, and operational capabilities. He also served as Business Development Leader for greater China based in Shanghai.  He brings a wealth of knowledge on how to bridge cross-cultural differences and drive performance in the journey to business excellence.

    Jordan holds a degree in Economics & Political Science from West Virginia University.

    Shawn Smith
    Regional Business Leader - North America
    Performance Solutions by Milliken
    Performance Solutions by Milliken

    Shawn has worked for Milliken & Company for over 15 years. He started as a Product and Process Improvement Engineer in Milliken’s textile division. He has held many different positions within multiple Milliken manufacturing sites. After his role as a PPI Engineer he held many positions such as, Production Leader, MPS Specialist, Senior Production Leader, PPI Manager, and Supply Chain Leader. Shawn’s role as an MPS Specialist at our Columbus, NC site was instrumental in developing it into a model site for the company and helping the new PSbyM business create it’s initial education material. Shawn also held one of the first Lean Champion roles within Milliken & Company. Shawn joined Performance Solutions by Milliken (PSbyM) in 2011. As a practitioner he has led and developed systems within many industries including packaging, food & beverage, paper, and medical device manufacturing. Shawn is a Certified Six Sigma Green Belt.

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