What Is a Safety Improvement Strategy and Why Do you Need One? It always surprises me when I see leading organizations who value safety lacking a comprehensive strategy to attain their objectives. The situation is usually something like this: “We are doing a lot to improve safety performance. Our leaders are serious about preventing Serious…
You know it when you see it. But it isn’t always easy to articulate clearly, especially to those who don’t understand it to start with. What does effective safety leadership really look like?
If this is one of your habitual sayings, it will be hard to change. It will take not just changing your words but your thinking, your assumptions. Here are several reasons you should try:
Putting a solid safety management process in place can be difficult. One thing I think we can all agree on is that you must start with a desire and commitment to having one. Real commitment to a properly designed and implemented safety management process does work, and it works for the whole of the organization.
Which comes first, great safety leadership or great leadership in general? In our view there is no debate: great safety leadership should come first. When leaders lead with safety explicitly by actively promoting safety in their organization, they become great leaders overall.
What do key safety leaders need to understand about safety to influence the organization and achieve better and better performance? We’ve devoted more than 20 years to figuring this out and our research has yielded these seven critical insights.
Behavior Based Safety is a mixed bag. Understanding what is in the bag is crucial to using the method successfully, not using it all, or most importantly, guiding the natural evolution of BBS to its next form. This short piece is to convince you that your organization needs to re-consider how BBS is done.
In this video, David Libby shares his thoughts about Behavior-Based Safety. Many companies tend to look at behavior as a way to find fault – discouraging employees from openly discussing what happened when things went wrong. Watch our thoughts on how these situations should be seen as learning opportunities.
After many years of safety consulting with organizations of all kinds, including those in health and medical care, I’m struck by the division in healthcare between ‘patient safety’ and ‘worker safety’. In most healthcare organizations these two types of safety have separate staffing, metrics, prevention initiatives and systems, and overall leadership emphasis. I believe this…
In February, Tom Krause presented “The Future of Behavior Based Safety” at the ASSE SeminarFest event in Las Vegas. This is a short interview he gave immediately before speaking.