Playing it Safe in Sequoia and Kings Canyon
Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks

Trail crew members remove rockfall on a cliffside trail.
An emphasis on employee safety is critical not only in rugged environments, but in the day-to-day workplace.
NPS Photo

Quick Facts

GETTING READY FOR 2016:

A Call to Action
Action Item:
Play it Safe
Year Accomplished:
2012

The statistics are simply stated: These parks have trained over 200 employees in the 16-hour Operational Leadership course.

Significant coordination and commitment lies behind these numbers, but the payoff is well worth it. Operational Leadership complements standard safety programs by helping each staff member to serve as a leader within his or her own job description. This means taking responsibility for not only their own safety but that of employees they supervise. It's about teamwork and about changing how we look at risk. In every work group and in every area of these large parks, employees are using critical thinking skills gained from the course to keep themselves and their employees safer.