Moral Courage Safety Award Defines Safety Culture of the Future

The Moral Courage Safety Awards are presented annually to promote and foster a positive safety culture in the rotorcraft industry by recognizing those individuals and organizations that make sometimes difficult operational decisions based on continued safe operations. Mr. D Smith, ISSP President and founder of the award, was the presenter for the 2014 selectees today at the annual Heli-Expo, held in Anaheim CA this year.

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Mr. D Smith

Sometimes choosing the safest course of action can be difficult, especially if it means modifying the mission.

Annaheim CA (PRWEB) February 25, 2014

Sometimes choosing the safest course of action can be difficult, especially if it means modifying the mission or loss of revenue. Bottom line, it takes moral courage to do the right thing.

"Let’s face it; it’s always easy to second guess the decisions that put a crew in trouble after the accident," said Mr. D Smith, President and founder of the International Society of Safety Professionals (ISSP). What leaders must do is reward those who make the tough decisions that keep them out of trouble. That’s walking the walk of positive safety culture!

“Moral courage is the courage to take action for moral reasons despite the risk of adverse consequences. Courage is required to take action when one has doubt or fears about the consequences. Moral courage involves deliberation or careful thought.” (Wikipedia encyclopedia)

When asked, what thoughts or observations lead you to develop this award Mr. Smith? He replied, that one primary observation lead to this award, too many organizations reward those who take unjustified risk, just because they succeed. We must stop the “End Justifies the Means” culture and start promoting a sound safety risk management culture.

About The International Society of Safety Professionals
The International Society of Safety Professionals (ISSP) is a Non-Profit Organization dedicated to the advancement and promotion for the profession of Safety Management. They are registered in the US as a 501, C, 6 corp. The purpose of the ISSP is to promote and advance the profession of Safety Management, provide safety management education opportunities, and create a public registry of qualified safety professionals. Their vision includes becoming a global voice of safety management professionals and help validate the profession of safety management.


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