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 a safety meeting and the way they’re conducted, in whatever shape they may take or in whatever venue they may be held.

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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.

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  1. Ricky D. Logan says:

    Thank you for your innovative approach to saftey. I have worked in the strip mining profession for 34 yrs. I am on the steering committee of our Behaviorial Based Saftey team.I totally agree that saftey should be built into our culture.Most job locations have it so institutionalized that it does not seem genuine and heart felt. Caring for each other and watching each others back should be built in to our psyche. We should work safe because it is the right thing to do, not because you could be wrote up if you make a mistake. Thank you again for your articles and innovative approach.

    • Thanks Ricky. I agree, most of these meetings have an institutional feel and are conducted with a “complete the checklist” mindset (“we have to do this, so let’s git er done and get to work”).

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