This presentation will focus on the skills necessary for Safety Managers to become leaders in their companies. The program will examine how to effectively communicate to the C Suite to not only get C Suite recognition of Safety’s contribution to the company’s bottom line but also to engage front-line employees in dramatically improving the company’s safety program. The program will examine methodology for demonstrating to senior executives the creditable ROI of safety programs that will drive business improvement. In addition, the presentation will examine how Safety Managers can more effectively influence upper management and hourly employees to become effective leaders. Finally, this session will discuss characteristics of world-class companies and explore how the knowledge of those characteristics can be used to bring Safety to a seat in the C Suite.