"Journey from Last to First:
How One Multi-National Company Succeeded in Safety"

Denise Gilley
Senior Safety Specialist (Retired)

October 14, 2016
Hs Lordships, Berkeley, CA

In the not so distant past, safety had been seen primarily as a business expense and was therefore placed on the "have to deal with" but of secondary importance list when business planning was done each year. In many cases, little regard was given to emphasizing or examining specific areas of improvement or need. As companies have become more multinational and increasingly competitive, everyone is looking for the edge in building and succeeding in their areas of business. Safety has become a key component of measuring business success. Denise will share with us Chevron's journey to safety excellence.

  • Building the plan for operational excellence - key attributes of a successful organization
  • Knowing your audience: Getting buy-in and active involvement by all levels of management
  • Sharing and learning as a means to improving performance - both internal and external
  • Getting everyone involved - Making it a workforce issue
  • Understanding the past to improve the future - Recordkeeping is key

Denise Gilley is a recently retired Senior Safety Specialist with 30+ years in the oil/energy business. She has a Masters degree in Occupational Safety and Health, as well as an MBA. She has worked with all levels of management and a wide variety of operations to improve the safety and health of the employees and the communities in which the company does business. She has been recognized by peers and management for her expertise in numerous areas of safety and health, including work safety practices, ergonomics, occupational hygiene, incident investigation and safety leadership.

The luncheon seminar will be held at Hs Lordships, 199 Seawall Drive, in the Berkeley Marina, (510)843-2733 (map). Registration starts at 11:15 am, lunch at 11:30 am, and presentation from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm. Walk-ins welcome.

Please make your reservation by calling (530) 790-0432, or sending us an e-mail by Wednesday, October 12, 2016.

The cost of the seminar and a full buffet is $30. Pay at the door (cash or check) or pay online by credit card (American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or Visa) through

If online payment is made, please be sure to bring the receipt confirmation with you.

Future Luncheon Seminars:

January 13, 2017
Fred Walter, Lisa Prince, Lisa Baiocchi and Len Welsh

We are pleased to acknowledge a donation from Woodruff-Sawyer & Company to our chapter. They are a sponsor of our planned January meeting.

ASSE San Francisco has agreed to a combined meeting in January at Hs Lordships. We look forward to sharing time together during a most interesting and valuable session.