CGA Live Webinar

Critical Leadership Skills for a Safety and Health Focused Culture

Hosted by CGA’s Young and Emerging Professionals Committee
Open and FREE to all CGA Members and GAWDA Publication Subscription Program Participants

Join the Compressed Gas Association (CGA), Thursday, November 10 at 11:00AM eastern,  for a unique forum with David Sarkus and industry leaders addressing the core components of a safe and health focused workplace. David Sarkus will give a keynote address titled Leading from Your Heart, which discusses safety leadership, coaching, relationships, and impactful techniques to influence all aspects of attitude formation that ultimately lead to more durable and lasting changes in the safety-related attitudes and actions of workers and their leaders.

This webinar will also include a panel discussion with industry leaders and executives addressing effective communication, accountability, enabling success, and motivation. The panel discussion will be followed by breakout sessions where members will have the opportunity to interact with the panelists in small groups so come prepared to share your thoughts and questions!

This event is open to CGA members as well as GAWDA (Gases & Welding Distributors Association) members participating in the CGA Publication Subscription Program.

Meet Our Keynote Speaker

David J. Sarkus, MS, CSP
Chief Servant Leader and Founder
David Sarkus International Inc.

David J. Sarkus, MS, CSP is Chief Servant Leader and Founder of David Sarkus International Inc., a leading health and safety management consulting and training firm based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. David is a motivational safety speaker who delivers keynotes, training, and consulting in a broad variety of industries. His experience, education, and leadership qualities have allowed him and his firm to successfully apply strategies and tactics within a large variation of mainstream work-processes for over-30 years.  His customized safety interventions have produced improvements in key performance indicators from 35% to more than 85% over the previous year. He’s proven that results like this are not only possible, but scalable and sustainable.

Sarkus holds Master of Science degrees in both safety management and organizational psychology. He is a recognized leader in the practice of safety management and has written cover stories for major industry magazines including Professional Safety and Industrial Safety & Hygiene News. He’s been recognized by ISHN as one of the “Top 50 Leaders” in the field. He has written five books and over one hundred evidence-based articles.

Leading from Your Heart!

You want to create an exceptional culture for safety—but who doesn’t? And what does it really take to get to that point? For starters, it takes great leadership, coaching, and engagement. This inspiring keynote, which parallels servant leadership principles, sprinkled with humor, and great content. This talk is based upon empirically-driven principles that will move your people from superficial compliance to deeper and more durable forms of personal commitment to safety. You’ll leave this talk with actionable ways to:

  • Impact attitudes and actions in deeper and broader ways for three especially important types of changes in attitudes and actions
  • Turn your followers into safety leaders and champions
  • Develop a culture where safety is viewed as vital to the health of your organization by also experiencing positive changes in productivity, quality, and morale


  • Garry Sears, President, Eleet Cryogenics, Inc.
  • Adam Peters, CEO, Air Liquide North America
  • Tony Wallace, Vice President Global Safety Health Environmental Quality (SHEQ), Linde
  • John Gurcsik, Vice President of Operations, Roberts Oxygen

Webinar Fee

This webinar is offered at no charge for CGA Members and GAWDA Distributor Members who are participating in the CGA Publication Subscription Program.

Who Should Attend:

  • Non-technical, entry-level (little to no knowledge of the topic is required)
  • Intermediate (basic knowledge and understanding of the topic)
  • Advanced (extensive knowledge and experience with the topic)

This webinar will have opportunities for Q&A with the audience, so come prepared with your questions.