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

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