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Why 'Stop Work Authority' is Not Enough

Wednesday, May 18
8:00 - 9:15 a.m.

When confronted with unexpected of undesirable conditions, instead of stopping, human nature may take over as individuals continue to try to get the job done. Developing Stop Work Authority programs is not enough as they are not always fully understood or applied correctly. This session will emphasize the importance of stopping when uncertain, show real life scenarios, and provide practical solutions to improve risk management.  


Rey Gonzalez - HOPE Consulting LLC

Rey Gonzalez is Owner and President of HOPE Consulting LLC. “HOPE” is an acronym for Human and Organizational Performance Enhancement.

Rey has spent most of his professional life working to improve overall safety, efficiency, and profitability through the enhancement of human and organizational performance.

Rey’s background is based in 42 years working in or with High Reliability Organizations. Rey started his career in commercial nuclear power industry as a licensed control room operator.

In the past 28 years, Rey has applied a keen focus on improving management’s ability to coach and mentor as well as helping management and workers understand how to use Human Performance Tools and Techniques in a manner to minimize their potential for making mistakes. Rey has helped management understand their role and responsibilities of providing a strong organization with effective defenses (e.g., controls, barriers, and safeguards) to create resiliency and minimize undesirable incidents and events.

Of note are Rey's contributions in his development of (1) Coaching to Enhance Performance®, an approach to coaching that has received tremendous results within the US electrical, chemical, oil & gas, and other industries; and (2) Trigger Training® which is a first of its kind proactive training in human error reduction.