Supervisors have the most direct and frequent contact with employees, which makes them ideal safety leaders in the workplace. With the right tools, proper training, and encouragement from upper management, your front line leaders can become your best organizational safety champions.
Category: Safety Culture and Behavioral Safety
The articles here will show you how to build safety culture, and maintain it when you do. We’ll talk motivation technique, incentives, employee contests, recognition programs, and other safety awareness methods.
Many organizations want to improve their safety culture in order to reduce injury rates, save money, and increase productivity. But how does a company begin to foster a culture of safety? The following are a just few key areas that go a long way toward establishing a positive safety culture in an organization.
It’s not a question of “if” or “when.” Whether your company fully realizes it or not, COVID-19 has already had a profound effect on the business’s organizational culture, including its safety culture. Here are some key areas of safety culture to keep an eye on to ensure that you are mitigating any negative effects the […]
Warehousing is one of the riskier industries due to the use of high-powered machinery and vehicles operating within close proximity of each other. Warehouse safety should be your utmost priority to keep employees safe, ensure efficient operation, maximize productivity, and minimize injury or damage.
A systematic evaluation of your environment, health, and safety (EHS) program is not merely important to ensure compliance—it is an important facet of building a strong culture of safety. Don’t let consciousness of EHS slip, and don’t wait for incidents to happen before you check and inspect!
Building an ideal safety culture requires a focus on a variety of factors, including Leadership, Systems, Behaviors, Employee Engagement, Internal Person Factors, and Conditions. Therefore, protecting ourselves and others in an optimal way has always required a variety of interventions. This has never been more true than during these times of COVID-19.
When it comes to communicating your safety goals to an entire organization, do you know how to “tip your message”? This idea of the tipping point, defined by author Malcolm Gladwell as “the moment of critical mass, the threshold, the boiling point,” can be hugely beneficial when initiating safety culture within your organization. This idea […]
Environment, health, and safety (EHS) managers are always looking for ways that they can mitigate risk, take preventive action against potential hazards and incidents, and improve their company’s overall safety culture. Behavior-based safety (BBS) is an effective tool that can be put to use in achieving all of these goals.
COVID-19 is not merely a temporary interruption to our everyday lives, it has ushered in a new reality within the working world. For environment, health, and safety professionals, the time to plan for operations within the context of this new reality is right now. So what do you need to be thinking about in order […]
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and in the United States, we are in the midst of an opioid crisis and a suicide epidemic, on top of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Every year, approximately 47,000 Americans die by suicide. It is a preventable public health problem and one of the leading causes of death across […]