Employees make choices every day on whether to work safely. The most powerful influence on those choices is the leader, who must do certain things every day to create the type of culture that inspires safe behavior in employees. After five years of research, Caterpillar has learned exactly what those things are. To be an effective safety leader requires mastery of four core skills, or domains. These four statistically validated domains, along with fourteen elements of leader-inspired safety, are introduced in this dynamic presentation. Mastering these skills enable a leader to produce a strong culture of accountability, create meaningful connectivity with others, demonstrate credible safety consciousness, and build trust. The effective safety leader becomes an effective business leader.
About the speaker:
Shae Birkey has more than 17 years of experience in the Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) profession working in consulting, governmental, commercial, industrial, and private industry settings. He has a range of work experience, including frontline field positions and corporate management roles, as an EHS subject matter expert, a corporate auditor, and an EHS Facility Manager. Shae applies knowledge from his experiences to his current role as a Safety Adviser and Industry Account Manager with Caterpillar Safety Services. His passion is educating others on the process of empowering front-line employees, engaging and educating supervisors in positive accountability practices, and supporting top leaders to be visibly committed to improving safety culture. He holds a Master of Science degree with an emphasis on leadership skill development from the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign.
CCM Recertification Points: 1
Professional Development Hours (PDH): 1
AIA Learning Units (LU): 1