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!