Leaving a Safety Legacy

Wylie Davidson, Wylie Davidson LLC

Leaving a Safety Legacy

Leaving a Safety Legacy is a refreshing look at the hardest challenges that companies face today: Engagement and Compliance. This presentation addresses these issues, along with other way to personally contribue, leaving the audience with a new perspective on safety’s importance and what their personal contributions are.

This message is not designed to lower mod ratings or to get a better insurance premium, those hopefully come as a result of this message.   Nor is it a victim story, which can be a refreshing change to what we normally expose our teams to. Though those messages have value, in my opinion they often depreciate, losing their impact as time passes between presentation and present.

In fact, it’s actually a survivor story, with no less than 10 built-in reminders designed for the attendee to refer back to long after the presentation has been delivered. The goal is to have attendees remember not only the presentation by utilizing those built-in reminders but change their actions as a result of it.

As mentioned in the presentation, two of the largest obstacles that many companies face in creating an effective safety culture are compliance and engagement. And for most, they have many of the key components in place. They have the majority of the” safety puzzle” already figured out…they have the sides, they have the corners, and they have most of the image in place…they have the proper policies and procedures, they have the proper gear and PPE.  What they struggle with is getting their employees to actually buy into the program and wear the gear properly. To make safety personal.

One of the best things of this presentation is that every attendee can relate to it at some point on a personal level. By making safety personal and challenging the “What’s in it for me” mentality, which is just part of our human nature, attendees arrive at what those items are. Attendees discover what and who those pieces represent and as a result, close the gap between having to be safe and wanting to be.

My goal is to help attendees close the gap between asking to be safe and wanting to be safe, and ultimately, leave a positive safety legacy that others can build upon.

Date:  Wednesday, March 2

Start Time:  3:00 pm

End Time:  3:45 pm

Track(s): Electric, Excavator, Oil & Gas, Public Works, Telecom


Wylie Davidson is a motivational speaker and safety culture specialist from buffalo NY. His ability to energize audiences while getting them to rethink their own personal safety values has been an effective resource with hundreds of companies at facilities all over the US, Canada and Mexico. His unique ability to add fun and humor to a safety message have made him a desired speaker with companies looking to reset their own safety culture or to give a charge to an existing one.

With over 10 years in the safety world, coupled with 20 years in management, working his way up from the start, he has seen both sides of what an effective safety culture looks like, and his insight resounds with his audience. Attendees find him both engaging and heartfelt often referring to him as “one of us”.

Wylie has been the Keynote or Featured presenter at numerous national and regional accounts that include John Deere, Exxon-Mobil, Kelloggs’s Georgia-Pacific, Anheuser-Busch and Toyota as well as numerous National and Regional conferences throughout the United States and Canada. He has visited and toured hundreds of manufacturing plants and job sites that include virtually every aspect of industry, construction, municipality, and utility.

Having spent the last 5 years traveling the country both speaking and creating effective safety cultures on how and why it is important to be safe, both on and off the job has made a tremendous impact on wylie. Seeing firsthand the impact that a presentation can do for someone has been his driving force in continuing this journey.

“Everyone has a story, and everyone’s on a journey” are just two of the reasons why he has continued to be so impactful. By making safety personal it allows for the attendee to fully understand the why it’s important to leave a positive safety legacy.