Leadership is the critical part of any management system. It drives a management system. For chemical process safety management, it is essential to provide visibility, momentum, a sense of organizational commitment and direction and ultimately reinforcement, through the distribution of rewards and punishments for variable levels of performance. Leadership is needed at every level-from chemical engineer to the first-line supervisor. In the absence of strong, effective, continuing leadership, the desired level of safety performance will not be achieved.
Reference: CCPS(1989) Guidelines for Technical Management of Chemical Process Safety.
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