Developing Supervisors and Managers as Safety Leaders: Leveraging Moments of Truth

Developing leadership among frontline leaders requires an approach that focuses on building competency in core safety activities while simultaneously enabling supervisors to foster safety leadership skills.
This paper outlines key safety activities for supervisors, how these activities are directly related to the leadership practices that drive safety, and how to leverage them for supervisory development and organizational safety improvement. We present:
  • The five most critical safety activities for supervisors and managers
  • The intersection of task-oriented and relationship-oriented leadership
  • Critical safety leadership practices for supervisors and managers
  • Building fluency around safety leadership skill