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.”
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
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?
Chain of Responsibility Where Can We See Leadership?
“ Chain is only as strong as it’s weakest link!”
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?
What Makes A Good Leader
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
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
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!
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
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!
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
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
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!
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
BE A SAFETY LEADER!
Chain of Responsibility Who Is the Safety Leadership Now?
“ Chain is only as strong as it’s weakest link!”
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.”