The Importance of Technology and Personal Competencies in Saving Lives

Complimentary Live Webinar

Join COVE for a Complimentary Webinar on:

The Importance of Technology and Personal Competencies in Saving Lives

April 30, 2024 | 2:00PM ET

At the National Safety Council’s The Future of EHS Conference 2024, Doug Pontsler shared his thoughts on the intersection of technology and personal competencies in saving lives. This webinar will expand on these thoughts and will discuss the “and” between how technology is and will continue to provide impactful solutions to risk management, but not alone. Doug will examine why saving lives is an “and” conversation that is not reliant solely on technology but also requires growing personal capacities and capabilities as well.

Participants will learn:

  • How technologies are escalating our ability to understand the risks that exist in our organizations and providing solutions to mitigate them.
  • How important the inputs (qualitative and quantitative) to our safety processes are in determining the outputs and how technologies and personal competencies contribute to those inputs.
  • Why a key component of our personal competencies is how we see and interpret visual inputs and even with advancing technologies we still need Visual Literacy skills to be most effective in what we do.

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Doug Pontsler
Chairman and managing Director


Doug is Chairman and Managing Director for COVE, the Center of Visual Expertise. Launched in 2018 by the Toledo Museum of Art, COVE is dedicated to the application of visual literacy for industrial and service applications with an emphasis on safety. In this leadership role he is responsible for all aspects of the enterprise including thought leadership, product development and client satisfaction. Prior to his current role, Doug was the former vice president of operations sustainability and EHS for Owens Corning. He joined Owens Corning in 2002 and held leadership positions including director of corporate services and vice president of global sourcing. Doug also served as a member of the National Safety Council Board of Directors and as the Chairman of the Campbell Institute at the National Safety Council. He is a recipient of NSC’s 2019 Distinguished Service to Safety Award.