Why Your Safety Dashboard Deserves Executive Attention On the day of his retirement, the head of EHS at a large, global manufacturing company sent a note filled with advice for his friends and colleagues. This note summed up his decades-long experience. The first item on this list was “Stop the Spitting Contest,” or something to…
Our first study on serious injury and fatality prevention revealed that these types of incidents had very different precursors compared to other types of injuries. Now, taking this understanding to the next level, our continued research has shown the need to look at where organizations sit on the SIF Maturity Curve.
Part 4 is about how leadership can design a Serious and Fatal Injuries (SIF) initiative to revitalize an existing BBS initiative.
Part 3 is about the crucial role of leadership if BBS or any improvement strategy is to work well.
Part 2 is about how BBS processes get killed, and when they should be abandoned.
If you think BBS is all good or all bad you are wrong. If you think Human and Organizational Performance (HOP) will solve all your problems in the general realm of making the workplace safer, you are also wrong.
In our work at Krause Bell Group, we’ve found that the most important ingredient in any safety program is strong leadership. But all too often, senior leaders don’t “get” safety at the level they need to in order to be effective. So what is it that senior leaders need to ‘Get’ about safety? What is…
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.
Safety culture and organizational functioning interact with each other in ways that affect decisions, safety-related behavior, and performance. Safety culture not only impacts safety but is a driver of organizational performance in general.
In our book “7 Insights into Safety Leadership,” Tom Krause and I make the point that leaders should start with a focus on preventing serious injuries and fatalities (SIFs). What does it mean to focus on SIFs? What doesn’t it mean? Why is a SIF focus better? First, A Clarification Focusing on SIFs does not mean that smaller injuries are unimportant….