A Supervisor’s Guide to (Safety) Leadership
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A Supervisor’s Guide to (Safety) Leadership

Judy Agnew

Preventing Injury in the Workplace

When considering safety in any organization, there is one role tasked to ensure that the company vision and values are executed, procedures are complied with, and decisions implemented—the frontline supervisor. Frontline supervisors are critical to pulling all the critical elements of safety together. They are linchpins of safety.

...the latest book from behavioral safety expert, Judy Agnew, gives important attention to the very critical role of a frontline supervisor and provides practical tools for improving safety management. Organized around nine safety leadership practices, this book is more than a teaching tool. It is a practical guide that offers clear and immediate actions for any leader to take in increasing their effectiveness of managing others and keeping workers safe. With topics ranging from engaging the workforce, eliminating hazards, encouraging near miss reporting, this book is instantly useful for anyone interested in improving their leadership skills in particular areas. Each chapter ends with very clear actions readers can take to develop their skills. The topics and skills covered in this book extend beyond safety and prove to be the perfect guide for anyone interested in working on improving their leadership and management of people.

Simple and yet so powerful; a combination of practical tips and tools from a supervisor’s perspective that demystifies the approach to achieving sustainable safety improvement.

Maria Krysa, Director, Olin Responsible Care & Quality, Olin Corporation

A Supervisor's Guide to (Safety) Leadership gets to the most critical step of a successful safety process—enlightening and teaching how to engage the workforce. To pull it all together, “A Supervisor’s Guide to (Safety) Leadership” is THE formula. A must read!"

David F. Julian, Vice President Safety and Environmental (Retired), Norfolk Southern Corporation,

A Supervisor’s Guide… helps unlock the mystery around creating a great safety culture, and enables frontline supervisors to see their role in it.

Gary Catapano, Senior VP Safety, First Group

While leadership top down is always critical, frontline supervisors need practical tools to help them achieve safety excellence and build a safety culture that leads to sustainable results.

Karin Stamy, System Director Safety, Norfolk Southern Corporation

This book is not only applicable to a frontline supervisor but to all layers of management.

J.W. (Jim) Latham III, Director of Positively CONSOL, CONSOL Energy

Judy Agnew

Judy Agnew, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Safety Solutions, is a recognized thought leader in the field of behavior-based safety, safety leadership, safety culture, and performance management. She is an expert consultant who works with clients to create behavioral interventions that ensure organizations are safe by design. As Senior Vice President of Safety Solutions at Aubrey Daniels International (ADI), Judy partners with clients to create behavior-based interventions that use positive, practical approaches grounded in the science of behavior and engineered to ensure long-term sustainability.