Engaging middle management, supervision and the workers in implementing an effective safety management program can be challenging.
This paper provides an overview of the Safety League Program, implemented on Bechtel's Gladstone Liquefied Natural) Gas Project, GLNG, on Curtis Island, Gladstone, Australia. The Safety League Program was developed to improve middle-management ownership and engagement of fundamental aspects of the safety program by correlating sports terminology and concepts to aspects of existing safety and health processes.
Also, the program's design encouraged employees, supervisors, support staff, and subcontractors to increase their engagement and ownership of safety processes.
The Safety League Program is an ongoing initiative at the GLNG Project Plant. Phase I of the program was implemented from March to December 2013, and Phase II began in January 2014. Phase I focused on middle management, the Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of the respective teams, while Phase II added specific performance objectives for the front-line leaders.