Alive and Well at the End of the Day: The Supervisor's Guide to Managing Safety in Operations

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Wiley, Feb 12, 2010 - Business & Economics - 296 pages
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"Proven strategies and tactics that you can use to leadworkers to safety"

Industrial facilities supervisors, from front-line managers toCEOs, can depend on "Alive and Well at the End of the Day" fortested and proven management and leadership practices that ensurethe safety of their workers. With more than thirty years ofhands-on experience in the chemical industry, including front-linemanagement, author Paul Balmert understands the challenges facingsupervisors in industrial facilities. His advice, based onfirsthand experience, shows you how to identify and correct flawsin industrial practices. Moreover, he shows you how to lead byexample, overcoming all obstacles that interfere with safety.

Rather than focus on theory, this book offers concretestrategies and tactics that enable you to:

Recognize and capitalize on the moments when workers are mostreceptive to learning safety

Discover what's really going on when you tour and inspect plantoperations

Engage in a helpful discussion with someone who is not followingsafety guidelines

Understand the various types of risk involved in an industrialoperation

Implement a comprehensive strategy to manage and minimizerisk

Throughout the book, plenty of case studies and examplesillustrate key challenges alongside step-by-step solutions. You'llalso learn how to understand and leverage the psychology andmotivations of your staff in order to fully implement safetypractices and procedures. In short, with this book as your guide, you will be equipped and ready to lead your staff to safety.

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About the author (2010)

PAUL D. BALMERT has more than thirty years of experience in the chemical industry, including front-line supervision. He is currently Principal in Balmert Consulting, a firm dedicated to helping organizations improve the management of their operations, with an emphasis on safety. A frequent lecturer at academic institutions and professional associations, Mr. Balmert has helped companies in the Americas, Europe, and Asia dramatically improve safety.

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