Anyone that has influence over the safety of others is considered a safety leader. Of course, there are good leaders and poor leaders. It is critical to have the tools in your toolbox to be a great safety leader. This will lead to a change the workplace's safety climate almost immediately and help build a culture of safety over time.
The front-line supervisor is likely the most influential employee in the state who can directly influence the reduction of employee injuries. Injuries cost the State tens of millions of dollars in medical costs, indemnity, loss in production, efficiency and effectiveness.
- The purpose of the Safety Toolbox is to provide techniques, tools, concepts and injury data to front-line supervisors.
- By utilizing the tools below, it is possible to successfully influence employees to ensure a safe AND productive workplace.