Alive and Well at the End of the Day: The Supervisor's Guide to Managing Safety in Operations
Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Author(s): Paul D. Balmert
Published Online: 16 FEB 2010
Print ISBN: 9780470467077
Online ISBN: 9780470593882
About this Book
Proven strategies and tactics that you can use to lead workers to safety
Industrial facilities supervisors, from front-line managers to CEOs, can depend on Alive and Well at the End of the Day for tested and proven management and leadership practices that ensure the safety of their workers. With more than thirty years of hands-on experience in the chemical industry, including front-line management, author Paul Balmert understands the challenges facing supervisors in industrial facilities. His advice, based on firsthand experience, shows you how to identify and correct flaws in industrial practices. Moreover, he shows you how to lead by example, overcoming all obstacles that interfere with safety.
Rather than focus on theory, this book offers concrete strategies and tactics that enable you to:
Recognize and capitalize on the moments when workers are most receptive to learning safety
Discover what's really going on when you tour and inspect plant operations
Engage in a helpful discussion with someone who is not following safety guidelines
Understand the various types of risk involved in an industrial operation
Implement a comprehensive strategy to manage and minimize risk
Throughout the book, plenty of case studies and examples illustrate key challenges alongside step-by-step solutions. You'll also learn how to understand and leverage the psychology and motivations of your staff in order to fully implement safety practices and procedures. In short, with this book as your guide, you will be equipped and ready to lead your staff to safety.