Hippocratic Oath for Safety Leaders

The Hippocratic Oath was originally written over 2,400 years ago, and meant primarily for the medical profession, but what if safety leaders at all levels committed to a Hippocratic Oath?  What do I mean by ‘safety leaders’?  Anyone in a position to influence safety is a safety leader; this is not meant just for EHS professionals.  How many lives would be saved? How many injuries prevented? How much less pain and suffering would families endure? With some minor edits to the original oath, I’d suggest the following is worth discussing with your leadership teams:

What is a Meaningful Safety Conversation?

What is a meaningful safety conversation? In this video, I define what a meaningful safety conversation is. I describe why it’s important.  Having a genuine dialogue – not a safety speech – helps you create great relationships with your employees!  It gives you positive influence!  Watch to learn more about this important tool in safety leadership.

3 Questions Board Members Should Ask About Serious Injury and Fatality Prevention

It was 1993 and Paul O’Neill was attending his first board meeting as a Director at one of the largest companies in the world. Just as the meeting was coming to a close, O’Neill asked, “Where is the safety report?” As the story goes, no safety report was planned but the question had profound effects. It set the company on the path to creating safety excellence and embedding safety as a cultural value. Board member influence can do that — uniquely — and it saves lives while creating business value.