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How Is Your Safety Culture?


Safe workplaces have happier, more engaged and more productive employees.

  • Three key symptoms of a poor safety culture: Widespread and routine procedural violations; Failure to comply with your company or organization’s safety management system; and Management decisions that appear consistently to put production or cost before safety.

  • Four factors present in a good workplace safety culture: Senior management commitment toward safety; Realistic and flexible customs and practices for handling both well-defined and ill-defined hazards; Continuous organizational learning through practices such as feedback systems, monitoring and analysis; and Care and concern for hazards shared across the workforce.

  • Five benefits of a strong workplace safety culture: Few at-risk behaviors; Low incident rates; Low worker turnover; Low absenteeism; and High productivity.

Time to improve? – Set a goal to achieve ISO 45001 certification, and stop worrying about OSHA visits!

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