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  • 1. Safety Leadership DRAFT 2011
  • 2. Safety Leadership What Does It Look Like?
  • 3. Introduction
    • Who / What comes to your mind when you think of Leadership?
      • A Football Coach
      • A Soldier
      • Your Boss?
    • How do you define Leadership?
      • Is it someone in CHARGE
      • Is it someone that SETS A RIGHT EXAMPLE
      • Is it someone you consider to be HELPFUL
  • 4. The Greatest?
    • Who is considered the greatest coach of all times?
      • Vince Lombardi – right?
    • Did you know he only ran 5 offensives plays. He said:
      • “ We don’t fool anyone. The opposition knows what’s coming,
      • but they rarely stop us because every player knows his
      • assignment and we’ve practiced it a thousand times.
    • He also said:
      • “ Winning is not a some time thing, it is an all the time thing.
      • You don’t do things right once in a while, you do them right
      • all the time.”
    • Lombardi was so fanatical when it came to the basics that he started every training camp by saying:
      • “ Gentlemen, this is a football.”
  • 5. The Most Decorated U.S. Service Man? He is authorized the Medal of Honor / Distinguished Service Cross / Silver Star with First Oak Leaf Cluster / Bronze Star Medal with "V" Device and First Oak Leaf Cluster / Purple Heart with Second Oak Leaf Cluster / Legion of Merit; Good Conduct Medal / Distinguished Unit Emblem with First Oak Leaf Cluster / American Campaign Medal / European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with one silver service star, three bronze service stars and one bronze service arrowhead / World War II Victory Medal / Combat Infantry Badge / Marksman Badge with Rifle Bar / Expert Badge with Bayonet Bar / French Fourragere in Colors of the Croix de Guerre / French Legion of Honor, Grade of Chevalier / French Croix de Guerre with silver star / the Belgian Croix de Guerre 1940 with Palm / and the Outstanding Civilian Service Medal. 1 PFC Audey Murphy
  • 6. Would You Know?
    • Would you know good safety leadership if you saw it?
      • How do your supervisors communicate “safety” to their employees?
      • How do they look for hazards in the workplace?
      • How do they prevent unsafe acts?
      • How do they motivate employees to “want” to be safe?
      • Can they coach employees to perform their job assignments safely?
      • Are they part of the daily safety activity at your facility, or do they leave safety to the safety department?
  • 7. Chain of Responsibility Where Can We See Leadership?
    • Client
    • Management
    • Project Management
    • Construction Management
    • Subcontractor Management
    • Field Supervision
    • Employees
    “ Chain is only as strong as it’s weakest link!”
  • 8. The Most Important
    • The single most important factor in any successful culture is Leadership.
      • It begins at the Corporate level offices and works its way down to those areas where the work actually gets done.
    • So who are the leaders at this project?
      • Safety professionals can and should exercise leadership
      • Our Project and Construction managers should be leaders
      • Some of the most important leaders are frontline supervisors
        • Those faces the workers see everyday
        • Whose words they hear most often
      • Could YOU as a craft person be a leader?
  • 9. What Makes A Good Leader
    • Service oriented
      • The six most important words from a leader: “ What can I do to help?
    • The ability to know their strengths as well as limitations
    • They display high levels of confidence
    • They are passionate or enthusiastic about what they do
    • They remain calm and composed regardless of the crisis
    • They are responsible, accountable and “walk the talk”
    • Trustworthy – trust, not technology is the issue of the decade
  • 10. We Need YOU To Be A Safety Leader!
    • YOU are the main contributor to your own safety
    • YOU are an important safety influence to those you work with
    • YOU help ensure safety at your facility
    • YOU can be a leader in your workplace
  • 11. Share The Leadership
    • You should be aware of what your coworkers are doing
    • You should be sure they know what you are doing
    • Share with them your concerns and observations
    • Listen to their concerns and observations
    • Keep an eye out for them, they will do the same for you
    • You share your workplace, share the leadership!
  • 12. Keen Awareness
    • Remain actively aware of hazards in the workplace around you
    • Watch for unexpected situations
    • Be preoccupied with updating knowledge
    • Anticipate the unexpected
    • Avoid the arrogance of success
    • Recognize near-misses as potential dangers; not successful avoidances
  • 13. Use Your Brain
    • You can never understand your workplace too well
    • You should never stop learning how to do things better
    • You should always try to learn from others
    • You should always encourage others to learn
    • Change is inevitable, learn from it!
  • 14. Take Advantage of Experience
    • You should always value experience and practice
    • If a skill is important to your safety, practice it
    • Do not assume “skill of the craft” means “easy to do”
    • Use the most experienced workers as mentors
    • Use team meetings to share experiences
  • 15. Communicate / Communicate / Communicate
    • Maintain regular contact with your coworkers and others
    • When your plans change, STOP and talk about it
    • Know who to call when unexpected things happen
    • Formality of conversation should match gravity of situation
    • Be careful not to let idle talk distract from safe operations
  • 16. Disciplined Expertise
    • All work requires a degree of expertise, some more than others
    • Procedures, training, and supervisors should convey the level of expertise needed
    • Determine level of expertise needed before starting the job, not during it
    • Don’t let a need for discipline become a distraction to safety
    • Don’t let conflicting priorities distract from expert operations
    • Discipline is about doing the right thing consistently!
  • 17. Be Personally Accountable
    • Every day, we all have a distance to go before we rest
    • To arrive safely, remember that YOU are personally accountable for yourself and YOUR TEAM MATES
  • 18. Chain of Responsibility Who Is the Safety Leadership Now?
    • Client
    • Management
    • Project Management
    • Construction Management
    • Subcontractor Management
    • Field Supervision
    • Employees
    “ Chain is only as strong as it’s weakest link!”
  • 19. Effective Leadership
    • Effective leaders simply do things differently
      • They communicate better
      • They coach better
      • They inspire better
      • They model behavior better
    • President Dwight Eisenhower said that true leadership involves “ Getting people to do what you want them to do….because THEY want to.”