Transforming safety performance starts with leadership. Leaders define organizational goals and attitudes with everything they do and say—whether they intend to or not. To change the game in safety performance, leaders must have a clear and unshakable commitment to safety. They need to go beyond initiatives and numbers, and make safety personal.

The most successful leaders understand that leading safety well means creating a culture of commitment that spans the entire business, motivating people to do what is right for everyone in the organization—even in the face of conflicting priorities. This requires moving priorities away from gimmicky programs that drain resources to a holistic approach that engages employees in exposure-reduction efforts, maximizes the time and expertise of site leaders to influence behavior, and develops relationships that will sustain long-term goals.

This paper explores how to apply the best practices of the world's top safety leaders to achieve dramatic safety performance improvement.

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