From Enforcer to Ally: Understanding the Psychology of Safety Management
Date: April 27, 2021
Time: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
There is a spectrum of how safety is managed within organizations, from authoritarian to democratic. Whether we wear the title of “safety” or not, how we interact with others in situations regarding establishing safety expectations, performing audits or assessments of work practices, or responding after an incident forms perception about our character. It starts with understanding the biological reflexes of reacting to stressful or challenging safety situations and then adopting cerebral, intellectual habits that are more effective solutions. This presentation will share how to overcome a “safety cop” persona, balancing leadership with collaboration to help participants become trusted safety advisors and create a more engaged safety culture.
Presenter: Shae Birkey, Industry Account Manager, Caterpillar Safety Services
AGCMO MEMBERS: Free