A well known business management expert and author, Peter Drucker said, “Effective people find themselves asking other people in their organization, their superiors, their subordinates, but above all, their colleagues in other areas, ‘What contribution from me do you require to make your contribution to the organization? When do you need this, how do you need it, and in what form?’”

Effectiveness is defined as, “The capacity to persuade; the power to produce a desired result.”

Safety is defined as, “The control and elimination of recognized hazards to attain an acceptable level of risk.”

So, therefore, effective safety is: “The capacity to persuade coworkers, supervisors, and direct reports about the importance of safety and the power to produce a work environment where hazards are controlled or eliminated to an acceptable level.” Each employee ultimately will demonstrate whether or not we are effective and safe.  It is a shared responsibility to help each other perform safely and effectively.

When have you found that working safely is effective?