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712 Safety Supervision and Leadership
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Supervisors need to take a tough-caring leadership approach to safety. In other words, employers must insist their employees comply with safety policies and rules because they care about the welfare of each employee and not because it is the policy.

This course will help new supervisors gain a greater understanding of their responsibilities and obligations to provide physical resources and psychosocial support to ensure work areas are safe and healthful. This course emphasizes administering appropriate and effective accountability through the application of positive and negative consequences. Supervisors will also learn how to take advantage of "opportunities for safety leadership" on a daily basis.

Course Objectives

At the end of this course, you should be able to:
ID Objective
TO 1.0 Achieve a minimum score of 70% on the final course assessment.
LO 1.1.1 Discuss general employer and employee safety responsibilities under the OSHAct of 1970
LO 1.2.1 Identify hazards classifications and describe general employer and employee responsibilities and methods for identifying hazards.
LO 1.3.1 List and give examples of each of the five "Hierarchy of Controls" strategies.
LO 1.4.1 Discuss the importance of supervisors being directly involved in safety training.
LO 1.5.1 Define "supervision" and describe how supervisors can provide effective safety supervision.
LO 1.6.1 Identify and describe the five elements of an effective accountability system.
LO 1.7.1 Describe how supervisors can create a "culture of consequences" that shape safe behaviors.
LO 1.8.1 Define and give examples of tough-coercive, tough-controlling, and tough-caring leadership styles.

Key: Terminal Objective (TO), Learning Objective (LO)