Foundations for Safety Leadership (FSL)
The Foundations for Safety Leadership (FSL) training program was completed in the spring of 2016 and on January 1, 2017, OSHA’s Directorate of Training and Education approved it as an official elective in their construction 30-hour course.
As of April 2019, over 100,000 individuals have taken the FSL either during the 30-hour course or as part of a company or union training program. Learn more about the FSL dissemination here.
The highly interactive module teaches students about the costs of ineffective, and the benefits of effective safety leadership. Most importantly, it teaches students about 5 critical leadership skills they can use on the jobsite to more effectively communicate and work with their crew members and how doing so leads to a stronger jobsite safety climate.
Some have noted a relationship between the applying the 5 FSL leadership skills and reducing the amount of waste created by not using, or underutilizing, available talent; an important principle of Lean Construction. Read more about this relationship here.
To learn more about the FSL or provide feedback, contact Dr. Linda M. Goldenhar (email@example.com).
Here are a couple examples of what folks have told us about their FSL experience.
“Well received. We had translated to Spanish and Portuguese portions, and we really appreciate the new Spanish version. Although Latin America does not fall under OSHA oversight or CPWR assistance, we include that area in all US standards and training. This FSL is required training for leaders in Latin America and part of continuing education.”