Alive and Well at the End of the Day : The Supervisor's Guide to Managing Safety in Operations

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-03-01
  • Publisher: Wiley

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Alive and Well at the End of the Day; The Supervisor's Guide to Managing Safety in Operation approaches the challenge of keeping workers safe by addressing the people in the best position to exercise influence and control-the front-line supervisors in industrial facilities. The management representatives that workers look-to directly for guidance and validation. Written by someone who has occupied the shoes of these front-line managers on his way to top-level management positions, the book discusses in clear, direct terms the barriers that need to be broached in getting supervisors to lead by example, and to encourage workers to focus on identifying and correcting flaws in practices and techniques that can lead to tragedy. The book teaches supervisors how to develop the approaches that will increase the chances of everyone going home safely...and how to avoid the traps that can lead to failure. The lessons contained will help supervisors understand the psychology and motivations of their peers, as well as of the employees they manage and the executives above them who set the policies under which all must function.

Author Biography

Paul D. Balmert has more that thirty years of experience in the chemical industry, including front-line supervision. He is currently Principal in Balmert Consulting, a firm dedicated to helping organizations improve the management of their operations, with an emphasis on safety. A frequent lecturer at academic institutions and professional associations, Mr. Balmert has helped companies in the Americas, Europe, and Asia dramatically improve safety.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
About the author oxv
A Guide to the Guide: Getting The Most Out of this Bookp. 1
The Case for Safetyp. 7
The Practice of Leadershipp. 17
Moments of High Influencep. 27
Managing By Walking Aroundp. 35
Following All the Rules All the Timep. 45
Recognizing Hazards and Managing Riskp. 53
Behavior, Consequences-and Attitudep. 69
The Power of Good Questionsp. 87
Making Change Happenp. 93
Managing Accountabilityp. 101
Safety Meetings Worth Havingp. 111
Managing Safety Suggestionsp. 121
Creating The Culture You Wantp. 129
Investing In Trainingp. 143
Understanding What Went Wrongp. 157
Measuring Safety Performancep. 169
On The Horns: Managing Safety Dilemmasp. 189
Leading From the Middlep. 209
The Top 10 Mistakes Managers Make In Managing Safety Performancep. 223
Execution: The Name of the Game and Safety's Bottom Linep. 253
Can You Really Make A Differenced?p. 265
Referencesp. 269
Indexp. 271
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