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teach, coach, train and create accountability. However, only the
people with their hands on the levers can actually execute on
safe behaviors and outcomes. Don't allow any operations team
members to punt safety issues back to the safety department;
ensure mutual engagement.
3. Hire for values: Start by hiring for the right values, motivation
and behaviors. You send a loud message when you hire just for
technical skills with no focus on cultural fit. Focus hiring efforts
on employees that show they value safety as a core value, as
that is something that's harder to teach. Even if you need to hire
someone with a prerequisite level of skill and experience, you
can always find a candidate who is both technically excellent
and in alignment with your values. It is important to lay several
sets of eyes on a prospect. Those current employees who are most
in tune with your safety culture can spot a misfit a mile away.
4. Safety accountability: There are three types of accountability individual, organizational and peer-to-peer. In order for safety
excellence to occur, all three forms of accountability must be
present. Individual accountability means an employee understands the expectations and is responsible for executing to the
standards presented. Organizational accountability requires
a look in the mirror to ensure the procedures and processes
in place are effective. If they're not, revise them. Peer-to-peer
accountability is when employees hold each other accountable
for their actions. This can be the hardest to promote, but it is the
most essential. Rather than moving an issue up the corporate
ladder, stellar safety performance will occur when your employees turn to each other to promote positive behavior.
5. Dismiss severity: There is no minor accident - something minor
just means that you got lucky. Each accident must be investigated
with the same amount of attention whether it was life threatening or not. A root-cause analysis is always essential. The minute
your employees start to believe that an accident was "minor," is
the minute they become complacent. I use the following example
in my trucking company. Worker: "Hey, boss. I backed into a pole.
Why is that such a big deal?" My reply: "That pole looks to be the
same size as a 5-year-old kid. If you backed over a little kid, then
what conversation would we be having? The failure is in the
behavior. You didn't get out and look before moving your vehicle.
You just got lucky it was a pole and not a person."
6. Good can be bad: Good performance and an absence of accidents can promote complacency, making you unaware of actual
dangers or deficiencies. The tendency to get complacent is not
an uncommon trait in humans, but if allowed to establish, it can
destroy a culture of safety. Complacency creep generally occurs
silently and gradually. Vince Lombardi said "perfection is not
attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence."

Minger
Construction p.26
Minger has earned a
reputation for tackling
challenging projects.

Phaze Concrete

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Phase Concrete invests in
its staff just as much as it
does in equipment.
Company Profiles
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Minger Construction
Phaze Concrete
Balfour Beatty Construction
Thalle Construction Co. Inc. -
Integrated Pipeline Project
F.H. Paschen - Elgin O'Hare
Western Access Project
Bird Kiewit Joint Venture -
East Rail Maintenance Facility
Ghilotti Construction Co.
Skanska USA

Regardless of how long ago our last safety failure occurred, as leaders, we must
constantly drive home that zero accidents is the goal and provide continuous
behaviorally based training mechanisms
so that our employees can improve.
When it comes to implementing these
ideas, start by prioritizing them. Begin with
easy-to-implement and high-value ideas.
Safety is about behavior, and your role as a
leader is to manage it.
Executive leadership advisor Brian Fielkow, J.D., is the president of Jetco Delivery, an award-winning multimillion-dollar logistics company based in Houston. He
is the author of the upcoming book, "Leading People Safely: How to Win on the
Business Battlefield."

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