Before James came to share his story at Komatsu I only knew of him through a random add on LinkedIn. We wanted to break the stigma around the “safety police” tag HSE leaders get associated with and show that we are actually a resource for the people.
Having James come in and share his personal experiences helped us engage the workforce in breaking down the barriers we have faced in our duty of care. James story hit deep within for a lot of people and could see a genuine change in mannerism as people left the presentation. Sometimes people need that little reminder that they are not invincible.
Thanks so much for your honesty and being so open with your journey James, from all of us here at Komatsu, thank you 🙂