The Safety Leader Podcast

The Safety Leader Podcast introduces the next level in safety. A safety leader takes safety beyond rules compliance to a shared goal that recognize...
www.KevBurns.com Why aren’t production and safety working out of the same office yet? Start with the common ground between safety and production. On this Episode 51, how production and safety can work better together. Companies associate the success of the operations department with efficiency, ...
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www.KevBurns.com Be positive about your safety program and the way it helps to protect and value your good people. On this Episode 50, four ways to promote your safety program positively. To promote something is to advance a cause or a program; to support it or to actively encourage. So, when yo...
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www.KevBurns.com Good employees who have special skills and talent take pride in their work and they protect that pride by engaging in safety. Here on Episode 49, 3 Ways to Improve the Effectiveness of Your Safety Program. Without getting into long descriptions, good workplace safety culture is ...
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Effectiveness in safety is about how little effort it takes to inspire people to do the right things. On this episode, 3 key tips to help you become a more effective safety leader. As a safety person, manager or front-line supervisor, you already know that your work can be thankless. But you sti...
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Safety is a shared responsibility with each individual being accountable for their actions. On this weeks episode, how safety leaders define responsibility and accountability. On a recent LinkedIn post about accountability, I was asked to explain the diiference between responsibility and account...
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Stop discussing the negatives of not being safe. Instead, focus on the positives of buying-in to safety. On this episode, 4 ways to make your safety program more positive. Ask employees about how they perceive the safety program and they will most likely answer that it's dull, boring, repetitive...
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www.KevBurns.com Data is not how you build a safety culture. Leadership is. On this episode, 4 things that employees need most from safety. -- Safety is about preparedness - yet most times even the safety meeting does not meet that standard. Seriously. How many times have you seen your own safet...
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On this episode, we are going to look at four different ways that you can connect safety to leadership. Leadership is not forced or thrust upon anyone. It’s voluntary. And personal safety leadership builds great teams. A commitment to teamwork and safety. It’s all you need to go from newbie or l...
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www.KevBurns.com To be a safety leader, you have to be not only better at the job than the others, but willing to pick yourself up when you stumble. Coming up, three reasons safety leaders stumble. The best organizations give world-class safety performance. They don't do it with a mediocre effor...
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www.KevBurns.com You may not be talking about it, but you have to. On this episode, get your people engaged in safety by talking about four things at your safety meeting. Safety meetings started out as a legal requirement. You had to have them, they had to be recorded and the subject matter had ...
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www.KevBurns.com On this episode, we are going to tackle complacency creep as we look at the Top 4 Strategies to Stop Safety Complacency Creep before it takes hold in your workplace. Who could have ever foreseen that you could get so good at your work that complacency would become a safety issue...
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www.KevBurns.com Safety leadership is not just for those with a title. On this episode, we will talk about 6 Ways To Become A Respected Safety Leader. To become a safety leader, you have to first understand what safety leadership is not: it is not safety management. Since there is no requirement...
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www.KevBurns.com Safety is fast-becoming the new leadership. So consider this a primer. On this episode, we will connect safety to leadership in seven different ways. Leadership has nothing to do with management. Safety leadership, therefore, has nothing to do with safety management. You don’t h...
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www.KevbUnrs.com Safety meetings are not supposed to be boring, but they are. So, on this episode, we'll explore two big problems with boring safety meetings and three strategies to fix them. Safety complacency is a big problem today but never moreso than safety meeting complacency: the lack of ...
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www.KevBurns.com On this episode, we're going to arm you to get ready to have those one-on-one Conversations with your crews that help you better influence them to buy-in to the safety program. The one thing that will connect your continuous-cash-flow, your long-term investments and and the kind...
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www.KevBurns.com On this episode, we are going to test your People-View: how you talk about your crew to other supervisors or even your buddies behind the crew members' backs. People-view is how you view people. Plain and simple. It's the way that you pre-determine the quality of the people you ...
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www.KevBurns.com If you won't engage crew members on a human level, you will limit both yourself and your crews. On this episode, three places to start to switch your focus from process to people. Safety people and supervisors who lack a healthy dose of willingness to engage crew members on a hu...
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http://www.kevburns.com Downloading generic safety messages from the Internet can undermine your own safety program. On this episode, why the phrase "be safe" is a terrible safety message. Safety people and supervisors get concerned when their employees won't buy-in to safety. They also complain...
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http://www.kevburns.com If you want to improve safety meetings, you have to improve the level of respect you have for your people first. On this episode, three east steps that can transform your safety meetings from boring to engaging - and build respect. Safety people would make a bigger effort...
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http://www.kevburns.com The biggest roadblock to safety culture improvement is a lack of focus on safety. On this episode, three ways you can begin to shift the level of focused attention. Lack of engagement is a problem in every corner of every organization. Safety calls this problem complacenc...
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