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What does it take to inspire people to work safely?

By Michael Martin, January 29, 2019

Having led many large capital projects around the world that had very strong safety records, I was asked by an HSE leader about my approach for creating and inspiring a strong safety culture... this was my response:

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Does your project team have a common vision and goal?

By Michael Martin, October 16, 2018

Sometimes projects are conducted as a series of disconnected efforts where each team from planning, design, construction, and testing views themselves as separate entities. With each trying to finish their portion of the work and get on to their next project. These “separate” efforts have goals to accomplish, and sometimes they regard each other as the obstacle to accomplishing those goals. The downstream team often feels that the upstream team doesn’t understand the difficulties they are experiencing and that they are just trying to throw the work product over the wall and claim success. The upstream team feels that the downstream team is too demanding and will not accept something less than perfection. Conflict ensues, and the overall program suffers. 

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