January 2001

Project Management/Loss Prevention

Be a safety champion

Project managers who place a premium on integrating safety into their jobs ensure better overall performance

Terrell, M. S., Duke Engineering & Services

"Safety First," "Safety Is Job One" and other slogans repeatedly spouted by HPI management need to be more than simply words on a poster; they need to be internal attitudes that guide basic behavior of project teams. This is particularly true for projects that involve hands-on fieldwork. To have an effective safety program, the project manager must be a champion of safety. Here are practical ways project managers can integrate safety into each aspect of a project. Thus, Safety First becomes a core value, not just a catchy slogan. Integration and scope management. Safety First should be a key element of project integration management because it affects all the project management knowledge

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