Building Ownership for Safety

Building Ownership for SafetyHere’s a simple three-question test. First question: Who SHOULD own safety in your organization? EHS? Operations? Someone else?

Second question: Who currently DOES own safety in your organization? EHS? Operations? Someone else?

The third question is a follow-up to question #2, and assumes a shared-ownership model: What percent equity stake does each “owner” have? EHS ___%? Operations ___%? Someone else ___%?

About the Author

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.