EHS Today recently published an article titled Random Acts of Safety. It came at the end of a challenging year for organizations navigating a pandemic, the Great Resignation, supply chain issues, and record breaking burn out. Rather than focusing on the overwhelm of those hurdles, it took a different approach to improving employee morale: empathy and compassion.
The article speaks to three elements of transformational safety leadership: listening, caring, and engaging.
In an industry in the midst of constant change, market volatility, and new regulations, safety is always a first priority. Oil and gas leaders focus often on operational safety. This approach reminds us to also take a proactive approach to engage employees in the process.