Great safety leaders care deeply about their people and regularly demonstrate the value of safety through their actions. Let’s take a look at a few attributes of successful safety leadership:

  • Safety leaders must have the ?????? or the ability to “see” what an excellent safety culture looks like and how to spread the message throughout the company.
  • Effective safety leaders ??????????? with employees of every level, promote collaboration, and actively seek input on safety issues.
  • Safety leaders are ????????; they are willing to admit mistakes and advocate for the safety interests of every employee.
  • Leaders ??????????? about safety every time they speak.
  • Safety leaders ???? ?????? to prevent incidents rather than reacting to them.
  • Successful leaders keep employees ??????????? for their safety efforts and results.
  • Safety leaders ?????? to honest feedback and take the actions necessary to resolve issues.

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Eric Gislason

Eric Gislason is the CEO and Executive Director of NASP. He is also one of the principal trainers, specializing in OSHA compliance and development of workplace safety culture. Eric has over 33 years of experience in the EHS field, having trained individuals from across the spectrum on OSHA/EPA compliance including manufacturing, oil and gas, construction, warehousing, healthcare, and retail.
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