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Attitude Reflects Leadership

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Colorado Springs Utilities remains committed to developing an organizational “Incident & Injury Free Culture”. As leaders transitioned from monitoring lagging safety indicators to developing leading safety measure/indicators we quickly realized that our end goal of an injury free culture required a more holistic viewpoint. Many questions were raised such as; “How do you … engage employees in solving their safety issues, share safety ideas, define accountability, solicit ideas, reward safe behavior?” Springs Utilities is developing a safety leadership program which makes every employee a “safety leader”. This paper focuses on the management aspects of being a safety leader.

Keywords: Safety; accountability; attitude; culture; development; employees; individual; leadership; rewards

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2175/193864710798286902

Publication date: January 1, 2010

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