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.
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How complete and comprehensive is your safety strategy? Does it have the right ingredients? Do you even have a safety strategy? As we draw nearer to Safety Culture 2018, it’s important to do a little self-assessment when it comes to your current culture and strategy.
Safety culture is a critical topic for EHS leaders across high risk industries right now. It’s no secret that organizations with the strongest cultures have more engaged employees, superior safety performance and most importantly, fewer workplace incidents. But when it comes to building and fostering a safety culture that sticks, many organizations still struggle.
Almost every EHS professional knows about risk assessment. But have you considered its impact on the overall health of your safety culture? Today we’re taking a look at how culture and risk assessment overlap in a Q&A with Gary Higbee, President and CEO of Higbee & Associates, Inc.
In 2007, the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) issued its final report on the 2005 explosion and fire at the BP Texas City Refinery. In addition to examining human factors and process safety deficiencies that directly contributed to the explosion, the CSB looked—for the first time in its history—directly at the corporate safety […]
If you’re working hard on developing a strong safety culture in your workplace but still can’t see any results, there are a few tell-tale signs that the failure of your efforts is caused by external factors. Consider if the management exhibits any of the behaviors noted below before you give up on your efforts.
Risk assessment processes have been around for a number of years. The first time I remember using one was in the early 1960s. There were a few safety regulations but not many, and OSHA was still years away. We were looking at all the ways one could get hurt while performing welding and assembly operations […]
The second Annual Safety Progress Report from SafeStart® and the EHS Daily Advisor shed some light on the real-world status of safety culture at organizations nationwide. While the survey results indicate some positive progress, they also show that a lot of work remains to be done.
UPDATE*: Due to the upcoming holiday, we’re extending the Safety Standout Awards deadline to July 15! The EHS Daily Advisor Safety Standout Awards recognize companies and safety professionals who excel in making their workplaces safe.
Risk assessment is a tool that many safety professionals are familiar with and use on a regular basis. But according to Gary Higbee, EMBA, CSP, the traditional methods for performing risk assessments are incomplete and fail to capture significant hazards.