Recorded at AIHce EXP 2023
Based on recent FSI/SIF trends, we must continue to develop our leadership and influence skills. Surveys confirm that employers want strong leadership and communication skills in their EHS professionals. Understanding key principles and building leadership skills are what make the difference in achieving, or not achieving, success in today's competitive marketplace. This session will focus on strengthening leadership skills and attributes critical to leading teams, programs, and businesses, while strengthening the specific technical skills and practices required to reduce the injuries. These skills are critical to optimize effectiveness and be a valued member of your enterprise. They are necessary to: a) make good things happen in a complex work environment; b) send workers home in better condition than when they arrived, and c) be seen by management, peers, and subordinates as an exceptional asset to the organization.
Upon completion of the session, the participant will be able to:
• Identify trends related to minor incidents and serious injuries and fatalities.
• Determine how the OEHS profession can move past the current plateau of FSIs/SIFs.
• Discuss why the IH profession struggles with leadership and influence.
• Identify questions to generate the right conversations to drive change.
• Create rapport and build trust through leadership and communication.
• Recognize that a person cannot influence without trust, and one cannot build trust without rapport.
Jason Kunz, CIH, CSP
Justin Hoover, MS, CSP