If you answered YES to any of these – You are in the right place!
Great safety programs must have management that considers safety in every decision and employees who are actively involved in the program.
But how do you do THAT?!
Hi! My name is Brye (rhymes with sky) and I am the creator of The Safety Geek. This site is dedicated to Safety Managers, just…like…you. Professionals who want to build amazing safety cultures where safety, management, and employees are all on the same page.
My goal is to help you learn how to do this and to do it so well that you become invaluable to your company. And, turn Safety into a true core value.
I know what you are thinking. “I can’t change my management commitment – they just don’t care about safety.”
Well, I’ve been there and I’ve done that (multiple times). Now let me show you the steps I took so you can do the same.
But, here’s the thing – it’s not easy and it won’t happen overnight. No worries, though, I know you can do this. I will make it a super simple process for you, just follow along.
Keep reading to see my vision of your safety program.
I don’t want you to go home the same way you came in; I want you to go home better than you came into work. Learn what I teach you and bring it home to your family, friends, and homelife.
Even though this is true, most management teams don’t realize it. Did you know that Safety is the only department that can have a positive impact on all other departments? Yes, even the sales and customer service departments.
Companies with great safety programs have higher employee morale, leading to less turnover, better quality, and employees with pride in their company & work. When you deliver a high-quality product with great customer service, sales increase.
This is why safe companies are more profitable = the safety manager is a priceless team member.
I mean that big long conference table in the C-Suite (c meaning chief, as in CEO, COO, CFO, etc.)
When safety has such a huge impact on the company profits, then they need to be included in company decisions.
(I would say person, but it doesn’t have the same flow as guy)
The safety department is a complementary leadership area. Safety Managers don’t directly manage other departments, but they influence them.
We are the Coach of the Coaches. We don’t necessarily enforce the safety policies, but we train and coach the people who do. We are guides on the side, the 3rd party observer, the watchers on the wall (wait…that’s Game of Thrones, sorry)
Point is, we can’t report to the people we are watching and auditing. This leads to a conflict of interest. So you need to report to the top of the company.
These are just a few of the leadership strategies I will teach you.
Written programs, policies, and procedures. Job Hazard (safety) Analysis and Standard Operating Procedures.
The psychology of safety and why people make risky choices. Using operant learning and positive reinforcement to change behavior permanently.
Commitment, involvement, and collaboration to help achieve all goals. Recognizing the achievements of everyone.
Creating and implementing training programs, safety meetings, and awareness & promotional materials.
Identifying problem areas and trends based on proactive and reactive data. Developing a continuous improvement plan based on data.
Getting more done in the time that you have. Working efficiently (smarter not harder). Using detailed task lists and technology.
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