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Safety Leadership Self-Assessment
Incidents can happen and people get hurt!

As a leader in your organization do you provide a safe environment for your employees, clients and customers? Does your organization recognize safety as not only a moral obligation but a culture that engages and empowers your people. As a leader, are you building a safety culture that is personal and purposeful?

Safety cultures are built by compelling leaders who focus on growing relationships with their employees. Engaged and inspired employees own their safety performance. As a result, more people go home safe, operational efficiency improves, and costs associated with injuries and damages are reduced.

Are you building a “Make Safety Personal” safety culture? Find out now by completing this quick self-assessment.
(All results are strictly confidential.)

Let’s talk about your assessment results and goals, and how I can help.
Vision
"The whole secret to managing a group of people or company is to articulate a common goal or vision that inspires a diverse work group to work hard together." - Capt Michael Abrashoff, It's Your Ship

This section focuses on your personal vision for safety and how you communicate your vision.
Do you have a personal vision that defines what safety means to you? *
I never thought about it
Yes, clearly defined
Do you express your personal vision often and in public?
No
Yes
Do you define your personal vision in operational or actionable terms?
No
Yes
Does your personal vision emphasize cooperation and commitment over compliance?
No
Yes
Do you refrain from using clichés? (“it could have been worse”) *
I use them all the time
I never use them
Do you use personalized handwritten notes to reinforce your personal vision with others? *
I don't even own a pen
Yes
Do you use stories to reinforce your personal vision? *
I'm not a story teller
Yes
Know What They Want Most
“The only way on earth to influence others is to talk about what they want and show them how to get it.” - Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

This section focuses on connecting safety to what employees want most. At a minimum, employees want to be involved, recognized for their efforts and contributions, and to work in a positive environment.
Do you provide frequent feedback to employees and ask for their feedback? *
No
Daily
Do you celebrate every success; individual and team? *
Never
Yes
Do you celebrate successes based on leading indicators? *
What is a leading indicator?
Yes, several
Do you translate features of your safety program into benefits? *
No, isn't it obvious?
Yes
Do you provide opportunities for employees to get involved in the safety process? *
They just need to follow procedures
Yes, multiple opportunities
Do you identify and recognize your safety “rock stars?” *
No
Yes
Have you shared your personal vision with your “rock stars?” *
No
Yes
Do you treat incidents as an opportunity to identify a break down and make an improvement? *
I just want to know who did it
Yes
Have you made a commitment to find out what your employees want most? *
Why does it matter?
Yes
Have you connected safety to what each employee wants most?
No
Yes
Lead With Your Heart
"Leadership is practiced not so much in words, as in attitude and actions." - Harold S. Geneen

This section focuses on making safety personal for you and your employees. When we make safety personal, we lead with passion and enthusiasm. We set the example in words and deeds. We create an environment where employees comply with procedures because they want to, not because they have to.
Do you set the example by wearing appropriate PPE, completing required training and following all safety procedures? *
No
Yes
Do you explain the context behind the injury rates and numbers? *
No
Yes
Do you use body language and active voice that reflects passion for each employee’s safety and health? *
No, not sure
Yes
Do you show you care by asking employees about their safety concerns? *
No
Yes, every day
Do you ask employees what they are doing to proactively prevent an injury? *
No
Yes, every day
Have you had a Make Safety Personal conversation this week? *
What's that?
Yes!
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