Championing Safety Outside the Workplace

Championing Safety Outside the WorkplaceLast summer I hired a contractor to do some repairs on my home that quite frankly went beyond my modest home-improvement abilities. Part of the job was centered on the soffit and gutter areas, and entailed the use of 30-ft ladders. Shortly after the contractor and his assistant had made their way up the ladders I noticed that a dark cloud had replaced the sunshine, and that it had started to rain. To complicate matters, the rain was accompanied by thunder, indicating a storm was on the horizon.

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.