Still More General Axioms About Safety Culture Change

Still More General Axioms About Safety Culture ChangeLast issue we looked at some guiding principles for leading safety culture change–things that must be in place before it can succeed. There we saw it requires active safety leadership at all levels, as well as consistent application over several years. But there are at least three more things we’ll need to have in place to drive that success, and we’ll take a look at those below.  We’ll also tie these to some other ideas for building and leading a sustainable safety culture as we move through this series.

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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.