Leadership Excellence in Health and Safety

The Conference Board of Canada, November 20, 2019
Recorded Webinar
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Leaders set the tone that resonates throughout an organization. Their actions/inactions, their words, their decisions all impact safety outcomes. While leaders may have good intentions, to achieve safety excellence requires leaders to take initiative and exemplify health and safety.

Compliance with Occupational Health and Safety Acts and regulations is required, to be effective, organizations must go above and beyond legislation by excelling in leadership behaviours and activities. In doing so they can create a positive safety culture to ensure the safety of its workforce. While many organizations aspire to achieve safety excellence in leadership, fewer know how to benchmark themselves and many leaders struggle with how to exhibit the proper leadership behaviours and activities when trying to achieve safety excellence in leadership within their organization. This session includes a broad perspective with representation from industry leaders and academia in advancing safety leadership excellence throughout Canada. These leaders from business and academia through their interactions with employees and students can enhance safety leadership excellence from their behaviours and activities. Failure to take action acts as a barrier towards safety excellence.

This webinar is made available to you in partnership with Minerva Canada, a not-for-profit volunteer organization dedicated to advancing Health and Safety education in Canadian post-secondary teaching institutions and The Conference Board of Canada’s Health and Safety Leadership Centre.

Webinar Highlights

  • Understanding what safety excellence in leadership is and how to achieve it.
  • How organizations can promote and demonstrate safety leadership excellence behaviours and activities to support their safety management system.
  • A case study example with Imperial Oil on how they train their safety leaders demonstrate commitment to promote and support a Nobody Gets Hurt leadership focused approach to prevent injuries.
  • Safety Leadership research update from the Health and Safety Leadership Centre.

About Minerva Canada

Minerva Canada is a not for profit volunteer organization dedicated to advancing Health and Safety education in post secondary institutions and the only organization of its kind in North America. It develops teaching modules, case studies for academia free of charge, sponsors student projects as well as conducts professor Learning Forums and student award programs. It is in the process of developing an online certificate program in Health and Safety for engineering students with its 12 university partners.

About the Health and Safety Leadership Centre

The Conference Board’s Health and Safety Leadership Centre (HSLC) supports the continuous improvement of healthy and safe workplaces. It is founded on the principle that effective health and safety leadership is essential to the operation of a successful business. Membership of the Centre is represented by senior leaders in health and safety from across Canada.

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