In this lesson, you will learn about the importance of leadership in safety culture. Specifically, this lesson will cover:
Leadership is essential to a safety culture.
- The highest standards you expect of the staff are the least you would demonstrate yourself.
- By ignoring low standards, you Indicate that low standards are adequate, and they become the norm.
- Leadership is the communication of expected standards and actions by words, deeds, and silence.
- Remember, actions speak louder than words. You have to walk the talk to build and sustain a safety culture.
All the elements of the safety culture must be actively encouraged, recognized, and rewarded daily by managers to engage staff in safe behaviors to achieve a safety culture.
Authored by Cindy Ebner, MSN, RN, CPHRM, FASHRM
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