The Energy/Attitude Dynamic in Safety Culture Development

“No one wants to work in an unsafe environment, right? Everyone wants to go home the same way they came in to work. So why is it so hard to get people to get with the program?” These questions were posed to me by an HSE professional tasked with safety culture development in his organization. […]

Achieving Safety Excellence: Tips for Enhancing Your Safety Leadership Presence

There are many things that we can do and should do to enhance our leadership presence when communicating a safety message, especially if that message is directed toward groups of people whom we have tasked with achieving safety excellence. Oftentimes when leading safety communication, the leader is simply not loud enough, or confident enough, or […]

Improving Safety Culture through Better Stakeholder Management

As HSE people, we normally have very little position power when improving safety culture. That is, we usually do not have managerial authority over those who will be the implementers of the changes that we are looking to introduce. It is critical, then, that we understand the best tactics and techniques to use to influence […]

Improving Safety Culture: What Safety Leaders Must BE, KNOW and DO

Last issue we looked at the ARE-KNOW-DO model of leadership (a.k.a. BE-KNOW-DO), which focuses on who you ARE as a leader, what you KNOW as a leader, and what you DO as a leader. How does all this apply to improving safety culture?  What’s required of safety leaders to build and drive the culture in […]

Building Your Leadership Presence for Leading Safety Culture

What’s your vision of a leader? If you were to complete the statement, “I believe a leader is …”, what would it say? And how do we know we’re leading safety culture in the right way? As safety leaders, we have to inspire confidence, passion and commitment around a safety culture.  A big part of leading […]