Critical Conversations and Key Warning Signs (Construction and General Industry)
Human factors are key considerations to predict serious injuries and fatalities. This module synthesizes the Precursor Analysis module, providing a peer-to-peer conversation or self-assessment tool prior to work starting.
Based on years of research and industry collaboration
We spend a lot of time planning our work, but we sometimes neglect the human factors related to safety. Learn how to have critical conversations to expose warning signs that could lead to a serious injury or fatality.
Critical Conversations and Key Warning Signs
Introduction to Critical Conversations and Key Warning Signs
Process and Key Warning Signs
Critical Conversation Example
Critical Conversation Example Review
Implementing Critical Conversations and Conclusion
Quiz - Critical Conversations
Critical Conversations Discussion Prompts
About Your Instructor
Dr. Matthew Hallowell is a President’s Teaching Scholar and Endowed Professor of Construction Engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He earned a BS and MS in Civil Engineering and a PhD with a focus on Construction Engineering and Occupational Safety and Health. Before his academic career, he worked in construction as a laborer, project engineer, and quality inspector.
Dr. Hallowell specializes in construction safety research, with an emphasis on the science of safety. He collaborates with companies and industry associations like the Edison Electric Institute, Project Leadership Institute, Canadian Pipeline Association, and the INGAA foundation. For his research, he has received the National Science Foundation CAREER Award and the Construction Industry Institute Outstanding Researcher Award.