Andrew Sharman CFIOSH
CEO of international safety culture consultancy RMS
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If you’ve ever found yourself wondering how you might influence senior leadership more effectively or dreamed of developing your career from safety into top management, a great place to start is The 10 Step MBA for Safety and Health Practitioners. This short yet excellent read provides a clear route forward (see bit.ly/2nA1UJs and bit.ly/2zszsT6 for extracts).
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