President and CEO
The BC Trucking Association is a provincial, non-partisan, non-profit motor carrier association created to advance the interests of BC motor carriers—interests that include commercial vehicle safety. As its President and Chief Executive Officer, Dave Earle is responsible for overseeing the association’s management and direction. He also promotes and advocates its members’ interests as well as the trucking industry to governments, the business community, and the public.
Dave Earle is on the executive board of the Canadian Trucking Alliance and Policy Development Committee, where he works to advance progressive federal trucking safety standards. He is also the secretary-treasurer of the Canadian Hoisting and Rigging Safety Council, which was formed as a focal point to encourage the discussion needed to improve hoisting and rigging safety standards across Canada.
Dave’s provincial roles include past president of the Employer’s Forum and chair of the Policy Committee, representing the business community’s interests to advance occupational health and safety standards. He is the vice-chair of SkillPlan, a nationally recognized leader in workforce development governed jointly by building trade unions and business. Dave is also a Management Committee member on SafetyDriven’s Board of Directors.
Safety and Positive Psychology Expert | Paul Krismer Engagement Expert
Paul Krismer will deliver an inspirational introduction to the science of positive psychology. You will learn about the research that proves happiness leads to greater safety success. You’ll gain skills that you can apply to your own engagement with your safety resources and programs and to becoming a model for the people you influence.
In this session, Paul draws on his over 20 years experience in safety. He explains how workplace buy-in among employees can often be achieved through simple, consistent actions that are part of creating a positive safety culture.
The field of positive psychology research has expanded how well we understand human potential. We now know that happiness contributes to success in all aspects of life. Anyone can increase their level of happiness by using skills recognized by science, leading to positive culture change, reduced injury rates, and less disability.
Participants will learn practical tools to apply right away, as well as 21st Century Leadership qualities such as how to win hearts and minds, aligning vision and action, leading by example, and how to drive attention to what matters.