What is Safety Culture?

When your organization works toward a common goal that everyone holds in high value, a sense of culture is created. When the goal is employee safety, a safety culture begins to grow. A well designed safety recognition program will help foster a safe workplace environment and instill a culture of safety in an organization.

A company with a strong safety culture typically experiences fewer at-risk behaviors, consequently they also experience lower incident rates, lower turn-over, lower absenteeism, and higher productivity.

"Safety Culture exists in organizations where employers
and employees share common beliefs, practices
and attitudes towards safety."

U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA

How to Build Safety Culture?

An organization's safety culture is the result of a number of factors such as:

Management and Employee Norms
The collective assumptions, beliefs and attitudes about safety.
Policies and Procedures
The training, motivation and involvement of management and employees.
Responsibility and Accountability
The action, or lack of action, taken by a supervisor to correct unsafe behaviors of management and employees.
Safety Values
The belief that safety is a priority and a worthwhile goal despite myths, stories or past beliefs.

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