Culture of Safety
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Culture of Safety

Welcome to the Culture of Safety stream, a comprehensive online training program designed to foster a true, positive culture of safety within laboratory environments. Developed by Lab Manager Academy, this stream comprises four courses, each delving into key factors that influence a robust Culture of Safety.

What is this stream credential about?

  • Safety Culture Leadership: Learn how to foster a positive safety culture, starting from the top. Understand the impact of safety leadership, team building, and the advantages of a culture-driven approach.
  • Managing for Safety and Risk Effectiveness: Explore the importance of psychological safety, learning organizations, and effective safety management. Discover the benefits of true learning organizations and safety management systems.
  • Metrics and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs): Gain insights into choosing, measuring, and tracking safety metrics and KPIs. Understand the significance of leading and lagging indicators and the greater benefits of leading indicators.
  • Materials and Substances Tracking: Explore life cycle assessing, purchasing practices, and waste recycling to reduce consumption, waste, and carbon footprint. Learn the importance of tracking materials and substances in labs.

Who is this stream credential for?

The Culture of Safety stream is ideal for laboratory professionals, managers, and leaders who are dedicated to enhancing safety practices within their organizations. Whether you're a seasoned lab manager or a new entrant, these courses provide valuable insights applicable to all levels.

What are the benefits of this program?

By completing the Culture of Safety stream, participants gain:

  • A profound understanding of safety culture and its impact on organizational success
  • Insights into managing safety and risk effectively, promoting psychological safety, and implementing safety metrics
  • Enhanced leadership skills for fostering a positive safety culture within their laboratory
  • Proficiency in selecting and utilizing safety metrics and KPIs
  • Knowledge to track materials and substances throughout their life cycle, contributing to sustainability efforts

What do I get out of completing this program?

Upon completion, participants receive a Lab Manager Academy stream credential, showcasing their dedication to fostering a positive Culture of Safety in laboratory environments. Additionally, the acquired knowledge and skills empower individuals to create safer, more efficient workspaces.

How long do the courses take to complete?

Each course in the Culture of Safety stream is designed to be completed in approximately 60 minutes. The entire stream credential, encompassing all four courses, should take approximately four hours to complete.

What is the format of the courses?

All courses are entirely online, providing you with the flexibility to learn at your own pace, anywhere, anytime. Lab Manager Academy is committed to delivering a seamless and accessible learning experience, ensuring that you can effortlessly integrate this program into your busy schedule.

Who is the Instructor?

Meet Jonathan Klane, M.S.Ed, CIH, CSP, CHMM, CIT, Lab Manager's senior safety editor and the leader of the Lab Safety Management Certificate. Jon possesses 35 years of professional experience in environmental, health, safety, and risk (EHSR). Jon was safety director for two colleges of engineering with hundreds of labs doing a wide variety of research. He consulted for many years with private industry, government, non-profits, and higher ed. He also taught EHSR at two colleges and was a management faculty member in an MBA and HR master's program. Jon's master's is in adult education and learning, and he is a PhD candidate in Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology at Arizona State University.

What is Lab Manager Academy?

Lab Manager Academy provides a wide array of courses for lab managers and safety managers, offering essential knowledge and training on a variety of topics. In our online curriculum, you can choose individual courses, opt for stream-level credentials, or pursue a full certificate program to enhance your leadership and safety management skills. Whether you're already a lab manager, safety officer, or technician—or you're aspiring to be one—our certificate programs will empower you to manage safer, more secure, and highly productive laboratory environments. As an IACET Accredited Provider, Lab Manager Academy ensures that its learning events comply with the ANSI/IACET Continuing Education and Training Standard, guaranteeing a standard of excellence.

Secure your spot in the Culture of Safety stream and take the first step towards transforming your lab's safety culture today!

Curriculum content

  • Instructor: Jonathan Klane Embark on a transformative journey into the heart of workplace safety with our dynamic online course, Safety Culture . Led by industry expert Jonathan Klane, this course goes beyond mere protocols and regulations to delve into the very essence of safety practices within organizations. What is this course about? Safety culture isn't just about ticking boxes—it's about fostering a mindset, a way of being that prioritizes the wellbeing of every individual within your organization. From understanding the core concepts of culture and safety to examining the profound impact of leadership, this course equips you with the knowledge and tools to champion safety within your organization. What are the benefits of this course? Define Culture and Safety Culture: Gain a comprehensive understanding of the concepts of culture, safety culture, and a culture of safety. Explore Safety Leadership: Discover how effective safety leadership influences and shapes safety culture within organizations. Distinguish Compliance vs. Culture-Driven Approaches: Compare and contrast the limitations of compliance-driven approaches with the transformative power of culture-driven safety measures. Uncover Benefits of Safety Culture: Identify and articulate at least four tangible benefits that arise from fostering a strong safety culture within your organization. Implement Change: Learn strategies and defend the necessary efforts required to impact and nurture a positive safety culture within your workplace. What are the learning outcomes of this course? Describe what culture, safety culture, and a culture of safety mean Explain how safety leadership affects safety culture Compare and contrast compliance vs. culture-driven approaches List at least four benefits of safety culture Defend the efforts needed to impact safety culture Equip yourself with the knowledge and tools needed to revolutionize safety practices within your organization. Whether you're a seasoned safety professional or a budding leader looking to enhance workplace well-being, this course offers practical insights and actionable strategies to elevate safety standards. Don't just meet safety standards; exceed them. Enroll now and embark on a transformative journey towards creating a safer, healthier, and more resilient workplace environment for all. Join us today and lead the charge towards a safer tomorrow!
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  • Instructor: Jonathan Klane Welcome to Managing for Safety and Risk Effectiveness , where leadership meets proactive risk mitigation strategies. Led by seasoned instructor Jonathan Klane, this course delves into the pivotal role of psychological safety in fostering a culture where every voice matters and risks are effectively managed. What is this course about? In today's dynamic work environment, ensuring psychological safety is paramount for fostering innovation and productivity. Led by renowned expert Jonathan Klane, this course delves into the core principles of safety management, emphasizing the importance of psychological safety in enabling open communication and learning from mistakes. You'll explore proven techniques such as safety management by walking around and discover how to implement safety management systems and standards effectively. What are the benefits of this course? Understanding Psychological Safety: Explore the profound impact of psychological safety on team dynamics and organizational success. Learn how to create an inclusive environment where every voice matters and innovation thrives. Embracing a Learning Organization Mindset: Discover the hallmarks of a true learning organization and uncover strategies to continuously evolve and adapt in today's fast-paced world. Gain insights into leveraging mistakes as valuable learning opportunities for growth. Differentiating Safety Management Standards and Systems: Navigate the nuances between safety management standards and systems. Learn how to effectively implement and integrate these frameworks to enhance organizational safety and mitigate risks. Prioritizing Effectiveness over Efficiency: Challenge conventional wisdom by prioritizing effectiveness over efficiency in safety and risk management. Gain the confidence to make decisions that prioritize long-term success and sustainability. What are the learning outcomes of this course? Explain the need and benefits of psychological safety Describe how a true learning organization functions Compare and contrast a safety management standard vs. a safety management system Defend the greater benefits of effectiveness over efficiency as it relates to safety and risk Equip yourself with the knowledge and tools needed to lead with resilience and integrity. Enroll now and take the first step towards becoming a safety-conscious leader who drives results while prioritizing the well-being of your team. Let's embark on this journey together towards safer, more effective workplaces.
  • Instructor: Jonathan Klane Welcome to Metrics and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) : where what you measure truly matters. In a world inundated with data, knowing which metrics to focus on can be the difference between success and stagnation. Are you ready to harness the power of strategic measurement to drive your organization's safety and risk management efforts? Guided by industry expert, Jonathan Klane, you'll embark on a journey that transforms your understanding of metrics from mundane data points to strategic drivers of success. Through engaging lectures, practical exercises, and insightful discussions, you'll gain the knowledge and skills to navigate the maze of safety and risk metrics with confidence. What is this course about? In the dynamic landscape of safety and risk management, what we choose to measure holds immense significance. From lagging indicators like injuries to leading indicators such as risk assessments, navigating through the plethora of metrics and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) can be challenging. This course serves as your compass in this intricate terrain, guiding you to make informed decisions about which objectives, key results, and KPIs to collect, measure, track, and manage towards. What are the benefits of this course? Discover Diverse Safety and Risk Metrics: Learn to identify and articulate at least 10 essential safety or risk metrics, enabling you to paint a comprehensive picture of organizational performance. Master the Art of Objective Setting: Understand how objectives and key results (OKRs) intertwine with safety KPIs, empowering you to set clear, actionable goals aligned with your organizational mission. Unearth Vital Safety KPIs: Explore a repertoire of at least four key performance indicators tailored specifically for safety or risk management, ensuring you have the right metrics at your fingertips to steer your organization toward success. Navigate the Landscape of Indicators: Gain proficiency in distinguishing between lagging and leading indicators, and discover their respective roles in shaping organizational strategy and decision-making. Champion the Power of Leading Indicators: Defend the superiority of leading indicators and grasp their transformative potential in proactively mitigating risks and fostering a culture of safety and excellence. What are the learning outcomes of this course? List at least 10 safety or risk metrics Describe how objectives and key results relate to safety KPIs List at least four KPIs for safety or risk List at least five examples of both lagging and leading indicators Compare and contrast lagging vs. leading indicators Defend the greater benefits of leading indicators In a world where safety and risk management are paramount, possessing the expertise to navigate through the maze of metrics and KPIs is invaluable. Whether you're a seasoned professional seeking to enhance your skill set or an aspiring safety enthusiast looking to make a mark in the field, this course provides the knowledge and tools necessary to excel. Join us on this transformative journey and empower yourself to make data-driven decisions that prioritize safety and mitigate risks effectively. Enroll today and embark on a journey towards becoming a proficient safety and risk management strategist!
  • Instructor: Jonathan Klane Dive into the intricate world of Materials and Substances Tracking with our expert-led online course. Led by seasoned instructor Jonathan Klane, this course is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills to efficiently manage the flow of chemicals, biologicals, and various substances within laboratory settings. What is this course about? In today's scientific landscape, sustainability is paramount. Through our comprehensive curriculum, you'll explore the concept of the life cycle approach, learning how it enhances safety protocols and mitigates risks inherent in laboratory operations. From procurement to disposal, you'll uncover strategies to optimize purchasing practices, reducing waste and minimizing environmental impact. But our focus extends beyond mere management—this course delves into the ethical imperative of recycling efforts, even in the face of market challenges. Jonathan Klane will guide you through compelling arguments supporting sustainable practices, empowering you to make informed decisions that benefit both your organization and the planet. What are the benefits of this course? The Life Cycle Approach: Understand how tracking materials from acquisition to disposal enhances safety protocols and mitigates risks within your lab environment. Optimizing Purchasing Practices: Discover how strategic procurement decisions can streamline operations, minimize hazards, and bolster sustainability efforts. Championing Recycling Initiatives: Uncover the resilience of recycling, even in challenging markets, and learn how your lab can lead the charge in reducing waste and carbon footprints. Identifying Lab Waste Impacts: Arm yourself with the knowledge to recognize and address the negative repercussions of unchecked lab waste, from environmental harm to financial losses. What are the learning outcomes of this course? Describe the life cycle approach and its benefit to safety and risk Explain how purchasing practices can improve and remove safety and risk Defend the benefits of recycling efforts even when the market for them is problematic List at least five negative outcomes from lab wastes Don't miss out on this opportunity to equip yourself with essential skills for managing laboratory materials efficiently and sustainably. Enroll now in Materials and Substances Tracking and embark on a transformative journey towards safer, more responsible laboratory practices!