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.
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Because health and safety tend to operate alongside the hierarchical management structure of an organization (a situation sometimes conceptualized as an “information silo,” suggesting a degree of isolation), safety professionals may not think of themselves as leaders. But that doesn’t mean that safety professionals can’t implement the same leadership practices that company managers use to […]
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.
The EHS Daily Advisor Safety Standout Awards highlight companies and safety professionals who excel in making their workplaces safer. Help us recognize these outstanding companies who are runners-up for our latest round of awards, which had a special focus on safety culture!
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.
The EHS Daily Advisor Safety Standout Awards recognize companies and safety professionals who excel in making their workplaces safe, and this round of awards was all about safety culture. Read on to meet our award winners, who will be recognized at the upcoming Safety Culture 2018 event!
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 […]