The LHS Foundation – Leadership in Health and Safety – is a nonprofit organization formed in 2010 to develop research activities, training programs and information campaigns in the field of health and safety, maintaining a focus on four key points: Culture , Behaviour , Leadership and Change .
Inspired by values such as the centrality of human life, the protection of people’s welfare, a passion for research and innovation, the Foundation aims to radically change the concepts of health and safety by spreading an innovative method capable of significantly affecting people’s culture .
LEADERSHIP IN HEALTH AND SAFETY
An Innovative Method to Promote Health and Safety
The Foundation promotes the ” Leadership in Health and Safety ” methodology, an innovative program of cultural change , launched in Saipem, developed and successfully implemented since 2007.
The strategies and tools used are designed to influence the hearts and minds of people, giving them the motivation and the tools to become a safety leader , every day and in every area of their lives.
The LHS Foundation aspires to become a global centre of knowledge and information, contributing to the growth of a culture of health and safety which, starting in the workplace, can be extended to the social area.
For this purpose, the Foundation has developed practical tools to render the workers of all levels more responsible in the matter of their own health and safety, as well as that of any persons affected by their activities, thus creating real safety leaders .
PRACTICAL AND EFFECTIVE TOOLS
TO HELP CHANGE
Each of us has the potential to become
a security leader.
To achieve this goal, the LHS Foundation utilizes a team of professionals (psychologists, educators and communication experts) able to communicate in an engaging manner and foster a culture based on prevention in every person and in every context of life: from managers to workers, teachers, young people, from home, on the road, at the job site.
The LHS Foundation offers a cutting-edge path of cultural change , consisting of training , communication campaigns and cultural initiatives that stimulate the direct participation of the people and lead to the construction of a new way of experiencing health and safety.
The proposed activities are designed to elicit a strong emotional impact , appealing to persons’ conscience and inviting them to question common beliefs and ingrained habits, preparing people to embrace change. Emotional involvement , interactivity and practical instruments are the building blocks of this formula, able to leave a deep mark in individuals and lead to real, measurable results. A final, critical component must be added to all of the above-mentioned: leadership.
In order for a new approach to health and safety to become engrained in the cultural consciousness, change must start from the top, that is, from the people who are in a position to inspire respect and emulation. Hence the decision to involve first the managers, who are required to embrace these new values, and ensure that they disseminate in cascade to all workers.