Helping Supervisors Become Effective Safety Coaches

Sustaining the change you want to see in safety takes an organization-wide effort—and no group plays a bigger role in that effort than supervisors. Through their day-to-day activities, supervisors advance management’s agenda, communicate organizational priorities, and signal what is valued in the company. Without supervisors’ commitment to safety, initiatives can’t hope to last.
But how can supervisors balance safety development with all the other responsibilities that come with the job? In this white paper, we explore that question and cover the ways supervisors can become effective safety leaders without adding more work to their busy schedules. We discuss:
  • Why supervisors are the key to success
  • The what, when, and why of effective safety coaching
  • Six opportunities supervisors can leverage to advance safety performance
  • How transformational leadership impacts supervisory success