Supervisors have the most direct and frequent contact with employees, which makes them ideal safety leaders in the workplace.
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.
Your safety culture—the attitudes and habits underlying health and safety practices in your workplace—is an essential hazard control. It can be difficult to build but easy to destroy, and one thing that can destroy your carefully-constructed safety culture is a permissive attitude toward the safety practices of your contractors and suppliers.
What health message are you giving your employees this week? Are you hanging 5-a-Day posters in the break room? Offering healthy recipes as paycheck stuffers? Holding a fitness fair? Starting a weight-loss challenge?
Workers who are healthier are more productive, use less sick leave, and decrease your medical costs. They also tend to be less accident-prone. But workers’ health is not something you control; it’s something they have to take responsibility for on their own. Workplace wellness programs are all about supporting workers’ own commitment to their health, […]
At BLR’s Safety Culture 2018 conference, taking place September 13-14 in Atlanta, Dr. E. Scott Geller, a senior partner of Safety Performance Solutions and an alumni distinguished professor at Virginia Tech University, delivered an opening keynote titled Seven Life Lessons for Safety and Beyond. Dr. Geller provided attendees with some key insights from his 50-plus […]
Does your safety leader need to be a safety expert? Putting a safety expert in charge of building your safety culture may actually hold you back.
All employers should know how great the benefits can be when employees embrace safety and live it every day. But some employees may think, What’s in it for me? Well, plenty! Take a look at our list of benefits for employees who buy into safety—and tips on providing the right tools to drive employee engagement.
In a strong safety culture, everyone feels responsible for safety and pursues it on a daily basis. Employees go beyond the call of duty to identify unsafe conditions and behaviors and intervene to correct them.
Yesterday, we looked at five ways employers can encourage a positive safety culture in the workplace. Today, we’ll focus more directly on management and leadership strategies that can enhance your company’s commitment to safety—and how your workers perceive it.
Safety culture, according to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), is “the characteristics of the work environment, such as the norms, rules, and common understandings that influence facility personnel’s perceptions of the importance that the organization places on safety.” When employers create a positive safety culture, workplace safety and health improve, as […]