As Director of Operations at HTH Safety Solutions, Megan Wendling helps to ensure companies uphold a culture of safety excellence.
Wendling has earned the OSHA 30 certification and practices as a Red Cross and American Heart Association Instructor/Skills Evaluator. Currently practicing in Occupational Therapy, Megan advocates and implements safety cultures in healthcare, manufacturing, and service companies who are interested in wellness, ergonomics, and rehabilitation.
Why did you choose your profession?
I’ve chosen my profession to be a resource for people to know how to react in an emergency for a loved one, friend or even a stranger. Our culture has taught us to look the other way and not bother with the risk of helping another person in fear of consequences, yet, it is very likely that an emergency will happen to us or someone around us.
Providing the knowledge to save another’s life has created very rewarding personal and professional growth for me, my family and HTH Safety Solutions!
Have you ever had an incident that changed you, and how did you approach it with your role?
My first experience with a member of my class going into cardiac arrest: it seemed surreal and staged to everyone else in the room, everything that I have been teaching was playing out in front of me, but in slow motion. It was a weird feeling to have all eyes on me, not in an entertaining and informative light, but in a desperation and “what do we do now” panic.
I didn’t think I could be more of an advocate for safety training until this day; being the one experiencing the panic tunnel vision slow motion emergency effect, I gained the knowledge of what emotions and thoughts run through a person’s mind in an emergency event – and that is invaluable to what I do.
What do you want everyone to know about safety?
Safety is everywhere: at work, home, in the community. It starts with awareness and confidence to speak up and not worry about the initial response of people who are unaware of the danger.
Awareness of your surroundings is key, don’t get caught up in the monotonous daily routine; be present in the moment everyday!
What is your superpower?
My superpower is the ability to conform to many audiences and make their learning experience memorable and effective. I have hosted classes for 50 Girl Scouts and the very next day 50 construction men!
Drive a More Engaged Workforce
iReportSource is the ONLY integrated digital workspace that allows you to manage workers’ comp and safety to lower cost and improve outcomes. Designed to help support behavior-based safety practices, iReport enables users to:
- Avoid complacency and manage risk – Reinforce behavior-based safety practices and stay OSHA compliant by providing an easy way to do safety audits, site inspections, and more.
- Improve outcomes – Easy access to data and reporting to reduce incidents and provide a safer workplace.
- Effortless incident workflow – Complete the FROI immediately onsite and manage the workflow with your team collaboratively to reduce time handling incident reporting.