A Safety Leadership Walkthrough Tool

We’re at the end of our series on how to conduct more meaningful safety leadership walkthroughs, but before we bring this series to a close, I want to leave you with a tool that we use for conducting safety-leadership walkthroughs and that may be helpful to you as well. Eric SvendsenEric Svendsen, Ph.D., is Principal […]

A Three-Step Process for Better Safety Leadership Walkthroughs (Pt 3: Verify)

So far we’ve looked at the first two steps for conducting a meaningful safety leadership walkthrough.  The final step in that three-step process is to “Verify.”  In this step we want to verify three things: competencies, confidence, and comfort levels. Eric SvendsenEric Svendsen, Ph.D., is Principal and lead change agent for safetyBUILT-IN, a safety-leadership learning […]

A Three-Step Process for Better Safety Leadership Walkthroughs (Pt 2)

Last issue we looked at step #1 of a three-step process for conducting safety leadership walkthroughs, and that’s to prepare for the walkthrough ahead of time.  The second step is equally important, and that’s to engage them in conversation. Eric SvendsenEric Svendsen, Ph.D., is Principal and lead change agent for safetyBUILT-IN, a safety-leadership learning and […]

A Three-Step Process for Better Safety Leadership Walkthroughs (Pt 1)

We’ve already addressed the most salient points for improving our safety leadership walkthroughs.  And if we do just those things, we’re going to be in pretty good shape and we’ll be on the right leadership track.  So I want to devote the rest of this series to a three-step safety-leadership walkthrough process that adds some […]

Safety Leadership Walkthroughs: Causes of Missed Opportunities (Part 3)

“Everything going okay here?”  “Things going as planned?”  “Not having any problems, are we?”  Can you guess what all these questions have in common?  Well, if you guessed that all of them are examples of closed-ended questions, you’d be right, but only half right. Eric SvendsenEric Svendsen, Ph.D., is Principal and lead change agent for […]