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A concept for developing safety leadership competencies of the managers

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPrevention of Accidents at Work : Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on the Prevention of Accidents at Work (WOS 2017),
Subtitle of host publicationOctober 3-6, 2017, Prague, Czech Republic
EditorsAles Bernatik, Lucie Kocurkova, Kirsten Jørgensen
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherTaylor & Francis, CRC Press
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-351-71080-0
ISBN (Print)978-1-138-03796-0
Publication statusPublished - 18 Sep 2017
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational conference on the prevention of accidents at work -
Duration: 13 Oct 2017 → …


ConferenceInternational conference on the prevention of accidents at work
Period13/10/17 → …


Safety leadership is a key to safety culture transformation and safety performance improvement in organizations. Managers have an essential role in implementing the safety policies and procedures of an organization. Thus, to be able to truly improve the safety performance of an organization the safety leadership behavior must be improved. The objective of this study is to construct a safety leadership training concept to develop safety leadership competencies of line managers. The requirements of the concept were built based on previous literature on safety culture, safety leadership, management of change and safety performance. Moreover, it utilized information on the good practices from previous extensive safety improvement projects in the target organization. The study focuses on managers that are responsible for the safety performance.


  • Safety leadership, safety management, Safety culture, Safety competence

Publication forum classification

Field of science, Statistics Finland