Having a “Safety Culture” is more than just procedures. It is the attitudes, beliefs, and values that an entire organization shares in relation to safety.
There are core elements of an effective safety culture:
Leadership: Supervisors and managers need to set the example for everyone else. When they demonstrate safe behavior, everyone else will want to follow.
Responsibility: Every person in the organization must share commitment to the good of their fellow workers and the organization as a whole.
Accountability: Supervisors and managers must be held accountable to lead by example each and every day. Supervisors and managers need to understand their behavior influences everyone around them.
Clear Expectations: Safety expectations need to be set and communicated to everyone in the organization. Commitment needs to be demonstrated from the top down.
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