As we wrap up our week of safety culture coverage and activities, it’s important to remember that an excellent culture requires continual effort. As Safety Culture Week draws to a close, here are some thoughts on how you can set the example and model a positive safety culture every day at your company.
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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 management is exhibiting any of these 5 behaviors before you give up on your efforts.
Thomas Hawthorne knows what it means to live safety excellence every day. His organization, Chugach Industries Incorporated, has won not one but two EHS Daily Advisor Safety Standout Awards, the first in the Moving Beyond Compliance category in 2019 and then taking the top prize of Best Overall Safety Program and Culture in 2020. Read […]
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.
There is no one-size-fits-all approach to building a successful and sustainable environmental, health, and safety (EHS) program. However, according to Michael Miozza, an EHS Manager with mutual insurance company FM Global, there are a few key ingredients that every chef, excuse me, EHS professional should utilize to help build their organization’s safety program and culture.
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 […]
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 […]