In autumn 1987, Paul O’Neill gave his first speech to investors as CEO of Alcoa, an aluminum manufacturing company that was a behemoth in its industry but also struggling. O’Neill said his primary focus would be on worker safety over profits—so much so that he was striving for a goal of “zero injuries.” Everyone thought […]
Tag: safety culture
Conducive cultures can be the most effective tool in achieving safety results. High-performance organizations realize alignment of safety cultures is becoming the core responsibility of not just the contractor, but those engaging them as well.
Is it possible to overemphasize the importance of safety conversations between frontline supervisors and the workers who report to them? Perhaps it would be if such conversations were a common occurrence. But according to one source cited by OSHA, these exchanges are remarkably rare.
Depending on your industry, you may have a workplace full of workers with unique vulnerabilities to occupational safety and health hazards.
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.
I like data. I like safety. I nerd out when the two mix. When the EHS Daily Advisor’s 2019 Annual Safety Progress Report came out, I read it with the same enthusiasm my 3-year-old daughter eats freshly baked cupcakes.
Many factors can affect the number and severity of your workers’ compensation claims, but none more than the quality of your workplace safety and health program. Some studies have shown that every dollar invested in a safety and health management program can net an employer $3 to $10 in cost savings.
Spending on workplace safety and health management can yield future cost savings, according to a new white paper published by AmTrust Financial Services, a workers’ compensation insurer.
At Safety 2019, the annual conference of the American Society of Safety Professionals, taking place June 9–12 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Kristen Bell of the Krause Bell Group delivered a session titled “BBS, HOP, Leadership, & Culture: How Safety Improvement Really Works.”
As EHS professionals, we’re always striving to continuously improve our processes and programs, keep up with changing regulations, mitigate risk, and prevent incidents. But when it comes to fostering a strong safety culture, many of us aren’t yet where we want to be. Whether you’re building your culture from the ground up or are ready […]