What leadership qualities and skills are needed to improve an organization's safety culture and performance? Regardless of your position or authority, whether on the line or on the management team, you need to understand basic tools to lead and support others for OSH improvement. Learn how positive changes in safety and health performance, inside and outside of the workplace, can result from a leadership-driven improvement process.
- Define what an OSH culture is, understand what to assess, and review what is necessary to improve OSH performance.
- Review the primary causes of workplace injuries and incidents.
- Identify unsafe attitudes, behaviors and other barriers to improvement from all levels of employees, including labor and management.
- Understand how attitudes, values, beliefs and behaviors can create barriers that affect your organization's OSH performance and how you can effect constructive change.
- Define what an OSH leader is, regardless of position or level of authority, and the qualities needed to be effective
- Learn the importance of effective listening as the key to communication and empowerment.
- Develop effective techniques for selling your ideas internally. To discover the role of the leader as a change agent and sales person.
- Establish action plans for applying this knowledge on the job.
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Michael Topf, President and CEO, Topf Initiatives
Starting Topf Initiatives in 1980, Michael has consulted, designed and conducted training courses in Executive Leadership, Management & Line Employee Development and other areas of Organizational Effectiveness. He pioneered a holistic, integrated methodology to assist all levels of employees in creating an organizational culture committed to Health, Safety and Environmental excellence thru developing safe attitudes, beliefs and behaviors to prevent errors, accidents, injuries, health and environmental incidents. Topf clients include Fortune 100, 500 and 1000 companies related to Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Food Processing and Production, Timber and Logging, Gas and Oil Exploration and Pipelines and many more. Michael has a BS in Biology and Chemistry, a MA in Applied Psychology and an MA in Theology and was a Medical Research Assistant, Hospital Administrator, and PA and NJ State Certified Counselor before starting Topf Initiatives.