Safety Coaching

Responsible organizations cannot rely solely on their professional safety personnel to coach on and communicate safety and occupational health information. A company’s long-term safety success also depends on leaders and team members across the organization developing partnerships and having two-way safety-related coaching conversations; there is no better way to address vital workplace safety issues and expectations.

About the Safety Coaching Workshop

The Safety Coaching workshop gives leaders and team members the skills they need to initiate strong coaching relationships and engage in productive dialogue about safety concerns, discernible changes needed in safety performance on the job, safety performance improvement, and the recognition of positive safety efforts.  This workshop utilizes either the Coaching TIPS²™ Model or the 8-Step Coaching Model, both of which are grounded in ongoing research and give participants a practical coaching process they can use for their other important safety initiatives.

Every 7 seconds a worker is injured on the job
-National Safety Council

The Safety Coaching workshop is designed to teach participants how to engage in essential coaching conversations about team and organizational expectations and protocols related to safety in the workplace. The tools, techniques, and resources explored give leaders and team members the skills and confidence to engage in productive dialogue about safety performance. This learning event will help participants develop practical coaching skills they can use as “Safety Coaches” to strengthen team-member accountability for following safety protocols, gain a renewed focus on optimizing the results of safety programs, and improve safety management and performance across the organization.

89% of organizations have identified health & safety as a key priority.
-Deloitte Safety Leadership

Objectives & Outcomes

In the Safety Coaching workshop, participants learn how to

  • Maximize safety performance by using a proven coaching process to initiate two-way communication.
  • Inspire others to become more involved and concerned about safety.
  • Regularly conduct developmental, motivational, and non-performance-related safety-coaching sessions.
  • Help others accept and take ownership of adjusting to changes in safety priorities.
  • Build positive and supportive working relationships with others.
  • Ensure that others are committed to confronting and following through on safety issues in the workplace.
  • Involve all team members in contributing to the safe operation of the business.

Our Approach

The Safety Coaching workshop utilizes the following design components to ensure learning transfer and sustained behavior changes in your organization:

  • Safety-focused, customized case studies.
  • Exercises and simulations that help participants discover their natural coaching abilities as well as identify their opportunities for improvement.
  • A practical safety coaching model and application tools that will contribute to building a safety-coaching culture across the organization.
  • Opportunities for skill development and practice around safety issues relevant to the organization and workplace.
  • Personal application plans and supporting job aides participants can use when they return to work.

The combination of learning, practice, and real-world application helps participants develop their skill level and confidence in coaching others about safety issues.

“Front-line supervisors who coach employees on their safety behavior have 28% fewer safety

incident in their work teams than those who do not coach.”

~ Study by CMOE

“Safety is a cheap and effective insurance policy.”

~ Author Unknown

“The safety of the people shall be the highest law.”

~ Marcus Tullius Cicero

“Safety isn’t expensive, it’s priceless.”

~ Author Unknown

Delivery Options

The Safety Coaching program is available in a number of different learning formats, giving our clients the flexibility to choose the option that works best for them:

Instructor-led training (delivered onsite by a CMOE subject matter expert/facilitator)
Digital learning program (self-paced or live)
Blended and layered solution (combining instructor-led training and digital learning)
Train the Trainer Services (certifying internal trainers in CMOE's world-class programs)
Curriculum integration (deliver the topic in conjunction with another topic or event or build it into a development curriculum)
4-16 hours (8 hours preferred) for Instructor-led Variable for Digital Learning

The Safety Coaching program has a modularized design that can be targeted and adjusted to fit the unique safety, health, and risk management needs of your audience.

CMOE offers Train-the-Trainer services for clients who prefer an internal facilitator deliver the Safety Coaching program within their organization. The program can also be built into an internal curriculum or employee development series.

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