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What is management
What is Management?

The science of getting things done through other people.

Management Roles:

  • Designer of programs

  • Administrator of programs

  • Auditor of programs

  • Evaluator of programs

Keys to management performance
Keys to Management Performance

  • Management must create the environment to motivate workers

  • Selection of the right: person, job and environment

  • Behavior and interpersonal skills essential

Human behavior and safety
Human Behavior and Safety

“The Troubled Employee”

  • an employee whose personal problems interfere significantly with job performance.

    How does the troubled employee effect the organization?

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Human Behavior and Safety

Psychological factors that influence safe behaviors:

  • Individual Differences

  • Motivation

  • Frustration and Conflict

  • Employee Attitudes

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Human Behavior and Safety

Stress in Workplace !!!!

  • Examples?

  • Who creates them?

  • Effects on safe behaviors?

  • Coping with stress?

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Human Behavior and Safety

Safety Techniques to Address Human Behavior:

  • educating employees in proper safety methods

  • observing/discussing and measuring safe behaviors as the occur

  • reinforcing safe behavior

Human behavior creating change
Human Behavior: Creating Change

  • A company with a strong safety culture typically experiences few at-risk behaviors, consequently they also experience low accident rates, low turn-over, low absenteeism, and high productivity.

  • Top management support of a safety culture often results in acquiring a safety director, providing resources for accident investigations, and safety training.

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Human Behavior: Creating Change

  • Ultimately, safety becomes everyone's responsibility, not just the safety director's.

  • Management and employees are committed and involved in preventing losses.

Safety leadership
Safety Leadership

  • What makes people want to follow a leader? Why do people reluctantly comply with one leader and passionately follow another to the ends of the earth?

6 c s of leadership
6 C’s of Leadership

  • Character

  • Charisma

  • Commitment

  • Communication

  • Competence

  • Courage

What do the letters l e a d e r mean

What do the letters L-E-A-D-E-R mean?

6 important things that all leaders do
6 important things that all leaders do:

Listen and Learn from others

Energize the organization

Act for the benefit of everyone

Develop themselves and others

Empower others to lead

Recognize achievement

L isten and l earn from others
Listen and Learn from others

  • Adopt the 2/1 rule

  • Listen to what is NOT being said

  • Let others speak first

  • Encourage people to dump on you

  • Learn from failures

  • Promote a “culture of learning”

  • Listen to yourself

E nergize the organization
Energize the organization

  • Share successes

  • Encourage people to meet and mingle

  • Develop a plan that does away with “isolationism”

  • Plan timely development sessions to recharge your members

  • Use humor liberally

A ct for the benefit of everyone
Act for the benefit of everyone

  • Just do it!

  • Set the example: Walk the talk

  • Be willing to make the tough decisions

  • Go on a problem hunt

  • Remember “The Hard Right”

  • Be a champion

D evelop themselves and others
Develop themselves and others

  • Think!

  • Know thyself

  • Be driven by vision, but willing to nurture the ideas and talents of others

  • Demonstrate a willingness to teach others

  • Be honest

  • Tell others what you expect

E mpower others to lead
Empower others to lead

  • Ask others to “drive for a while”

  • Foster and encourage cooperation

  • Learn to manage a diverse team

  • Learn to let go

  • Delegate responsibility . . . & authority

  • Anticipate problems and head them off before they occur

  • Focus on results

R ecognize achievement
Recognize achievement

  • Good ideas and good people need to be noticed

  • Remember that recognition is critical to self-esteem

  • Be sensitive to those who don’t like a fuss

  • Make a big deal of achieving goals

  • Remember that people marry people, not organizations


  • Research indicates several benefits to companies who establish effective worker safety and health programs:

    • Reduction in the extent and severity of work-related injuries and illnesses

    • Improved employee morale

    • Higher productivity

    • Lower workers’ compensation costs


  • An effective safety and health program makes all the difference in preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace. The result is lower accident-related costs.

  • Other benefits include:

    • Reduced absenteeism

    • Lower turnover

  • And it's the right thing to do.

  • Integrated approach to health and safety programs
    Integrated Approach to Health and Safety Programs

    • The best Safety and Health Programs involve every level of the organization, instilling a safety culture that reduces accidents for workers and improves the bottom line for managers.

    • To be most effective, safety and health must be balanced with, and incorporated into, the other core business processes.

    Major elements
    Major Elements

    • Keys to an effective program:

      • Establishing program objectives

      • Establishing organizational policy

      • Establishing responsibility

      • Management commitment and employee involvement

      • Worksite analysis

      • Hazard prevention and control

      • Safety and health training


    Establishing program objectives
    Establishing Program Objectives

    • Some objectives may include:

      • Gaining and maintaining support at all levels

      • Motivating, educating and training to recognize, report and correct hazards

      • Engineering hazard controls into the design

      • Providing a program of inspection and maintenance

      • Complying with safety and health standards

      • Educating staff

    Establishing organizational policy
    Establishing Organizational Policy

    • The policy statement should reflect:

      • The importance that management places on the safety and health of its employees

      • Their commitment

      • An emphasis on minimizing incidents and losses

      • Their intent to comply with standards

      • The need for leadership, participation, and support of entire organization

    Establishing responsibility
    Establishing Responsibility

    • Management Commitment

      • Have monetary resources

      • Provide motivation to get things done

      • Leadership

    Management commitment
    Management Commitment

    • Show commitment to safety

    • Safety and health policy statement

    • Clear program goals and objectives

    • Visible involvement in program

      from top management

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    Management Commitment

    • Assignment of safety and health responsibilities

    • Clear communication of program goals

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    Management Commitment

    • Provide adequate authority to responsible personnel

    • Hold managers, supervisors and employees accountable for meeting their responsibilities

    • Measure/evaluate program

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    Establishing Responsibility

    Other roles:

    • Housekeeping and Maintenance

    • Purchasing Agents

    • Employees (to come…)

    Employee involvement
    Employee Involvement

    • Active role for employees:

      • Workplace inspections

      • Hazard analysis

      • Development of safe work rules

      • Training of coworkers & new hires

    Safety committees


    Provides active participation and cooperation

    Serves as a forum for discussion/facilitate communication

    Employees can communicate problems openly

    Combined knowledge base

    Produce effective solutions


    Can be unproductive and ineffective

    Safety Committees

    Safety committee responsibilities
    Safety Committee Responsibilities

    • Evaluate effectiveness of safety programs

    • Detect unsafe conditions and practices

    • Improve safety policies and regulations

    • Recommend control measures

    • Assess the implications of changes in work tasks, operations, and processes

    • Compile and distribute information to employees

    • Analyze incident and injury data…

    Group activity
    Group Activity

    • Get in groups

    • Select an industry (e.g., healthcare, steel manufacturing, food manufacturing, construction, etc.)

    • As a group, determine the following:

      • Who is on the committee

      • Why/how they can contribute

      • Who leads the committee

      • What issues will you discuss

      • How is the information relayed from the committee to employees

      • Do you have any “sub-committees”

      • Establish a mission statement

      • How often will you meet

      • What times will you meet