Safety Leadership Training Series

EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP IMPROVES SAFETY PERFORMANCE

Safety Management Group’s Safety Leadership training courses and seminars help you fulfill your potential while enhancing the qualities of positive safety leadership in you and in your team. Programs focus on real-world effective leadership skills in areas such as hazard recognition, safety culture, key safety tasks for supervisors, human error, risk understanding, decision-making strategies, and more. Course topics can be mixed and matched to provide the specific skills you wish to emphasize. Outlines of our most popular courses (all 60 to 90 minutes long) follow:

Lecture Topics:

Take 30 for Safety (Practical Hazard Recognition for safety & non-safety personal)

KNOW HOW TO IDENTIFY KEY SAFETY TASKS FOR EMPLOYEES

  • Preplanning for job activities
  • Evaluating for safety (environment)
  • Inspecting for hazards (risk recognition)
  • Coaching employees (positive vs. negative reinforcement)
  • Properly motivating employees

UNDERSTANDING SAFETY CULTURE

  • Principles of safety culture
  • Reporting culture
  • Safety culture vs. illusion of safety
  • The human element

UNDERSTANDING THE SUPERVISOR’S JOB

  • Responsibilities as a supervisor
  • Your authority as a supervisor
  • How a supervisor is “measured”
  • Using a team approach vs. individual ownership

UNDERSTAND THE DYNAMICS OF SUPERVISION

  • Understanding workers
  • Theory X vs. theory Y employees
  • Right brain vs. left brain employees

KNOWING HOW TO IDENTIFY KEY SAFETY TASKS FOR SUPERVISORS

  • Investigating for causes
  • Inspecting for hazards (risk recognition)
  • Coaching employees (positive vs. negative reinforcement)
  • Properly motivating employees

UNDERSTANDING EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION (READING PEOPLE FOR SUCCESS

  • Verbal vs. nonverbal communication
  • Written communication
  • Barriers to communication

HUMAN ERROR…CONTROLLABLE, CORRECTABLE, OR INEVITABLE?

  • The problem of human fallibility
  • Human error approaches (people vs. systems)
  • Human factors engineering methods
  • Error management control measures

UNDERSTANDING RISK

  • Defining risk vs hazard
  • Risk myths
  • Gambling and risk commonalities
  • Achievability of “zero risk”

Specialized Training Course

The Construction Safety Boot Camp Training Program provides a variety of topics within the construction safety field. It goes beyond learning OSHA regulations to use specific skillsets help that facilitate construction safety and health ideas. This Safety Boot Camp emphasizes how to effectively communicate and properly apply technical knowledge of the OSHA Standards to multiple audiences. It consists of the three primary components:

  1. Interview & Assess
    a. Personal interview and assessment of candidate
    b. 1:1 interview to understand current skill/knowledge level
    c. Establish recommended training program and outline
  2. Train & Coach
    a. Train on relevant topics as outlined in curriculum below
    b. Coach trainee in field environment
  3. Plan & Assess
    a. Establish a measurable roadmap for trainee and management
    b. Provide 1:1 mentoring as needed (on-call basis)
    c. Assess progress and recommend improvement measures and initiatives

I. Laws, Regulations, & Standards
a. State vs. Federal OSHA
b. Other Laws, Regulations, & Codes
c. Fundamental Concepts & Terms
d. Workers Compensation

II. Effective Communication
a. Verbal Communication
b. Nonverbal Communication
c. Written Communication
d. Barriers to Communication

III. Identifying Key Safety Tasks for Safety Professionals
a. Investigating for Causes
b. Inspecting for Hazards
c. Coaching
d. Motivating

IV. Practical Application of Standards
a. 1910 vs. 1926
b. Vertical and Horizontal Standards
c. Understanding Haz Identification
d. Understanding Recordkeeping

V. OSHA Inspection Process
a. Do’s and Don’t
b. Pre Inspection
c. During Inspection
d. Post Inspection

VI. Resetting Workers
a. Negative vs. positive methods
b. Employee buy-in to Solutions
c. Methods of shared learning
d. The Sins of a Safety Professional

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