It’s a Safety Meeting, Not a Reading!

how to lead a safety meeting 1Some are certainly better than others, but most are still pretty bad. I’m referring to safety meetings and the way they’re conducted, in whatever shape they may take or in whatever venue they may be held—and this is true regardless of industry and regardless of whether they are monthly, general, stand down, safety-huddle, tailgate or toolbox meetings—the meeting leader usually ends up reading the meeting instead of leading the meeting.

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Eric Svendsen
Eric Svendsen, Ph.D., is Principal and lead change agent for safetyBUILT-IN, a safety-leadership learning and development organization. He has over 20 years experience in creating and executing outcomes-based leadership development and culture change initiatives aligned to organizational goals, and he personally led the safety-culture initiatives of a number of client organizations that resulted in “best ever safety performance” years for those companies.