Improving Safety Culture: Where to Focus Your Attention for Maximum Impact

A strong safety culture is good for business. But what exactly makes a strong safety culture? And what should you focus on to improve yours? Read this eBook to learn the 3 fundamental areas to focus on when improving safety culture so that you can achieve safety culture success.

The truth is there’s no ‘one size fits all’ model to develop a strong safety culture. However, it’s been observed that most organizations that achieve safety culture success do so by resolving 3 fundamental issues:

  1. Knowing how to show leadership’s
    commitment to safety to the workforce
  2. Knowing how to increase employee
    participation and engagement in safety
  3. Knowing the right things to measure to
    accurately assess progress toward safety

This eBook look at how organizations can address each issue to improve safety culture, while understanding how they can leverage technology to support their safety culture improvement efforts.

If you’re looking for suggestions on what to binge watch next, HBO’s 2019 historical miniseries, Chernobyl, is worth adding to your list. While the series certainly emphasizes the human costs of the nuclear event, one aspect it does particularly well is demonstrate the
“deficient safety culture” that the International Nuclear Safety Advisor Group (INSAG) highlighted in their landmark report in the years following the tragedy.

Ever since the Chernobyl event in 1986, organizations globally have become fixated on safety culture: trying to figure out what it really is and the aspects that are necessary to develop and sustain it. And while this debate continues, there appears to be almost unanimous agreement on one thing: developing a strong safety culture is a good thing for business.
Consider these examples:
A 2016 study found that the portfolios of companies recognized for health & safety excellence realized an average rate of return double the market average 1
A 2011 report found that the return-on-prevention ratio, an analysis of benefits realized from safety investment versus their costs, was calculated as 2.2:12
In a 2005 survey, Liberty Mutual reported that 40% of CFOs surveyed cited productivity as the top benefit of building an effective safety culture
But what makes for a strong safety culture? And what should organizations be focused on in order to improve their own?

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