Leadership series

This training series helps leaders at all levels learn the building blocks that support safety culture and boost employee involvement.

Safety and Health Improvement Program (OHSU)

These modules on supportive supervision include downloadable materials and a way to track supportive behaviors.  We recommend taking them in order.

You can access trainings by topic or improve your organization in the key dimensions of the Ansbro Safety Culture Spectrum described below.

Not sure how to start? Begin with Human and Organizational Performance (HOP), a great leadership foundation.

Ansbro Safety Culture Spectrum

The Ansbro Safety Culture Spectrum, named in memory of Trevor Ansbro, who developed the model, describes the characteristics of four stages of safety culture. This handout describes how to use the model.

Leadership and competing demands

The training tools below help build leadership skills. 

These materials describe a way of leading safety by engaging employees.

Learn about leadership styles to increase effectiveness.

More workplaces are seeing the benefit in developing this leadership dimension. 

Learn about developing relationships to be a more positive leader.

A key to effective results, this resource will help you learn how to set goals.

More leaders are seeing the benefit to promoting mindfulness in the workplace.

How to create a vision to inspire your employees and connect what they do to your mission.

Navigating change is essential for all leaders.

Get the resources to become a great leader through supportive supervision.


The tools linked below will help you build accountability into your culture.

See how everyone at an organization has a role in accountability.

Trust is an accountability cornerstone; learn how to build it with these resources.

Learn that error is inevitable and the advantages of designing systems to handle it.

Giving appropriate feedback to employees so they can improve is an important leadership skill.

Every organization has challenging conversations; learn how to make them more effective.

Employee involvement and communication

Involving employees in leadership decisions increases buy in for organizational activities while improving overall morale; these tools will help.

The strongest foundation for leadership and safety is good communication.

An engaged workforce is safer, more productive, and happier at work.

Knowing your preferred way of working can improve how you work with others.

A great way to improve employee involvement is to use a signed commitment to safety. Use this template to develop your own contract.
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Learn the best ways to acknowledge employee contributions to your organization.

Risk assessment

Assessing your workplace for risks improves safety. These tools will provide a way to assess and address risks while involving employees in solutions.

Learning teams are an effective way to evaluate risks and follow up on workplace injuries.


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