Islamic Based Safety©

Managing Workplace Safety From An Islamic Perspective

A definitive guide that combines the wisdom of Islamic teachings with practical safety strategies. In a world where cultural diversity and employee well-being is paramount, this book offers a unique approach that integrates faith and safety to foster ownership and leadership in workplace occupational safety.


What's In

The Book?

Muslim and Non-Muslim safety professionals, operations managers, senior leaders and others responsible for promoting safety will find Islamic Based Safety (IBS) beneficial in connecting beliefs/values of the Muslim culture to workplace safety. IBS provides a culturally relevant approach for managing, improving and communicating workplace safety to Muslim employees based on Islamic principles. To illustrate the relationship between Islam and workplace safety, the following five elements, in addition to Psychological Safety, Human Performance, Leader Mindset and Organizational (Safety) Excellence will be presented from an Islamic perspective.

  • Providing a Safe Workplace

  • Management Commitment

  • Psychological Safety

  • Incident Prevention

  • Human Performance

  • Leader Mindset

  • Employee Responsibility

  • Measuring Employee Safety Performance

  • Organizational (Safety) Excellence

Excerpt From The Book

Under IBS, there is a strong relationship between the [Islamic]

success and failure of a company based upon management ignoring

or acting upon employees’ concerns.

The Prophet said, “The example of the person abiding by

Allah’s order and restrictions in comparison to those who

violate them is like the example of those persons who drew lots

for their seats in a boat. Some of them got seats in the upper part, and the others in the lower. When the latter needed water, they had to go up to bring water (and that troubled the others), so they said, ‘Let us make a hole in our share of the ship (and get water) saving those who are above us from troubling them.’ So, if the people in the upper part left the others do what they had suggested, all the people

of the ship would be destroyed, but if they prevented them, both

parties would be safe.” Riyadh-us-Saleheen v1 187

Listening to one’s employees is a form of true management leadership. The role of management to provide a safe workplace should not exist in a vacuum. IBS explains that there must be an active and working trust between management (those in the upper part of the boat) and employees (those in the lower part of the boat) in order for the company (boat) to stay afloat.

Meet The Author

Melvin J. LeBlanc

(A.K.A Abdul-Malik)

Melvin LeBlanc, also known as Abdul-Malik, is a highly experienced professional with over 35 years in the Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) discipline. He is a subject matter expert in HSE Management Systems, HSE Learning, Competence & Development, and Middle Eastern Cultural Safety.

With a diverse background spanning industries such as oil and gas, construction, manufacturing, and healthcare, Melvin has a wealth of expertise. His safety career began in 1985 with the US Department of the Air Force, where he was recognized with the Air Force Achievement Medal for Safety.

In 1994, Melvin relocated to Saudi Arabia and started researching the connection between workplace safety and Islam while working as a Senior Safety Officer/Trainer. At Saudi Iron and Steel-Hadeed, he successfully implemented safety concepts from an Islamic perspective.

Melvin has been providing training, speaking engagements, and writing on Islamic-Based Safety since 1996. His topics cover a range of areas, including culture and workplace safety, workplace safety excellence and the Muslim culture, leadership and the learning organization, and the safety of women in the workplace from an Islamic perspective.

Currently, Melvin serves as the Safety and Environment Learning Advisor for Shell plc. He reverted to Islam in 1985 and resides in Houston with his spouse and four children.

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