Archives for May 2017

Still More Ways to Get Staff Managers Involved in the Safety Culture

In our last article we looked at some ways to add structure around getting staff managers more involved in the safety culture. There we mentioned the value of making it mandatory, establishing the desired outcome, setting target goals, and using intelligence-gathering questions to reveal genuine employee perception about the culture. Here are a few additional […]

Getting Staff Managers Involved in the Safety Culture

Getting staff managers out of the back-office and into the plant is not as difficult as it might at first appear. Sure, you’re going to get some resistance: “I’ve got work to do … My schedule doesn’t allow it … I don’t have the right PPE … Next month would be better.” Resistance is an […]

Involving the Back Office in the Safety Culture: What About Staff Managers?

In the previous articles of this series we looked at how to get back-office individual contributors better involved in the safety culture. There we saw the rational for doing so, as well as some suggested ways for doing it. But what about staff managers and other leaders in the back office of a plant or […]

Another New e-Book by safetyBUILT-IN!

We are excited to announce the availability of our brand new e-book, “10 Things Leaders Absolutely Must DO to DRIVE Sustainable Safety-Culture Change,” the companion volume to “10 Things Leaders Absolutely Must KNOW to PLAN for Sustainable Safety-Culture Change.” These two e-books form a two-volume set for leading safety culture change! If not done correctly, […]

It’s Not a Safety “Culture” Unless the Office Side is Included

As I mentioned in the first article of this series, it’s all too common for the back-office of a plant or the corporate headquarters of a company to feel (or actually be!) exempted from involvement in the safety culture. Safety is reduced to something that is far away, or a hypothetical – “I’ll be mindful […]