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Elevating Safety Culture Through Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Tuesday, May 17
10:00 - 11:15 a.m.

As the United States continues to trend towards a majority-minority population, organizations are finding themselves needing to address topics such as social inequalities, inclusion practices, and creating workplace cultures of acceptance.
Those of us safety practitioners may be left wondering, exactly how does equity, diversity, and inclusion fit into the workplace safety world? This session will encourage participation and discussion as we cover EDI outcomes an organization can strive for, how these outcomes can impact workplace safety, and how to envelop safety management systems with an EDI lens.


Chevon Bowen, Owner/Safety Consultant, HLC Safety Consulting, LLC

Chevon is a multi-faceted, self-directed and solutions-focused safety management educator and consultant, offering 15+ years of extensive training and consulting services to help build prominent safety cultures within industrial, construction, commercial, and temporary staffing industries.  Her success lies within her skills as an excellent relationship builder and communicator, allowing her to form a plethora of strong, sustainable relations with small to large-sized organizations. Chevon holds a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Occupational Safety and a Master's of Science degree in Environmental Health and Safety, both from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
Chevon's knowledge around developing sound safety and organizational cultures has allowed her several opportunities to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in her multiple roles at Madison College in Madison, WI. During her tenure with the technical college, she has made strides to create policy changes around equitable grading, inclusive syllabi for students, developing DEI professional development opportunities for administration, faculty, and staff, and leading school teams as they develop opportunities to incorpoate DEI into course curriculum and student activities. Chevon's blended career experience has allowed her the opportunity to research, study, and experience how DEI impacts both organizational and safety culture.