25 Signs You Have An Awesome Safety Culture

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Safety culture is the number one indicator of successful injury prevention programs, as discussed in a previous blog post.

But what is safety culture and how do you know where yours stacks up?

According to OSHA, “Safety cultures consist of shared beliefs, practices, and attitudes that exist at an establishment. Culture is the atmosphere created by those beliefs, attitudes, etc., which shape our behavior.”

By definition, safety culture is difficult to measure. How do you measure values, attitudes and beliefs?

Following are 25 ways to tell whether or not you have an awesome safety culture. If you can answer yes to most of these, you’re doing great. Keep it up!

If not, you have some work to do. Don’t be discouraged, culture change takes time and perseverance.

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25 Signs You Have An Awesome Safety Culture

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  2. 2. 25 Signs You Have an Awesome Safety Cultur There is visible leadership commitment at all levels of the organization. Ergo-P| us. com
  3. 3. 25 Signs You Have an Awesome Safety Cultur All employees throughout the organization exhibit a working knowledge of health and safety topics. Ergo-P| us. com
  4. 4. 25 Signs You Have an Awesome Safety Cultur There is a clear definition of the desired culture the organization wishes to achieve. Ergo-P| us. com
  5. 5. 25 Signs You Have an Awesome Safety Cultur There is a lack of competing priorities — safety comes in first every time! Ergo-P| us. com
  6. 6. 25 Signs You Have an Awesome Safety Cultur There is visible evidence of a financial investment in health and safety. Ergo-P| us. com
  7. 7. 25 Signs You Have an Awesome Safety Cultur Opportunities for improvement are identified and resolved before a problem occurs. Ergo-P| us. com
  8. 8. 25 Signs You Have an Awesome Safety Cultur There is regular, facility-wide communication on health and safety topics. Ergo-P| us. com
  9. 9. 25 Signs You Have an Awesome Safety Cultur A fair and just discipline system is in place for all employees. Ergo-P| us. com
  10. 10. 25 Signs You Have an Awesome Safety Cultur There is meaningful involvement in health and safety from everyone in the organization. Ergo-P| us. com
  11. 11. 25 Signs You Have an Awesome Safety Cultur Managers spend an adequate amount of time out on the shop floor, where the people are. Ergo-P| us. com
  12. 12. 25 Signs You Have an Awesome Safety Participation rates are at an all-time high, indicating that employees are highly motivated and your marketing of health and safety initiatives is effective. Ergo-P| us. com
  13. 13. 25 Signs You Have an Awesome Safety Cultur Employees are actively engaged in health and safety initiatives, producing tangible results for your company. Ergo-P| us. com
  14. 14. 25 Signs You Have an Awesome Safety Cultur Your employees report high job satisfaction due to the company’s commitment to their health and well-being. Ergo-P| us. com
  15. 15. 25 Signs You Have an Awesome Safety Cultur Safety is the first item on the agenda of every meeting. Ergo-P| us. com
  16. 16. 25 Signs You Have an Awesome Safety Cultur Employees feel comfortable reporting safety issues to their supervisors. Ergo-P| us. com
  17. 17. 25 Signs You Have an Awesome Safety Cultur Regular, detailed audits of the company’s health and safety program are conducted by an external auditor. Ergo-P| us. com
  18. 18. 25 Signs You Have an Awesome Safety Cultur Rewards and recognition of good behaviors are regularly given and serve to motivate continued health and safety performance. Ergo-P| us. com
  19. 19. 25 Signs You Have an Awesome Safety Cultur Safety is a condition of employment. Ergo-P| us. com
  20. 20. 25 Signs You Have an Awesome Safety Cultur Managers and supervisors respond positively to safety issues that are raised. Ergo-P| us. com
  21. 21. 25 Signs You Have an Awesome Safety Cultur Safety is viewed as an investment, not a cost Ergo-P| us. com
  22. 22. 25 Signs You Have an Awesome Safety Cultur A high standard exists for accurate and detailed reporting of injuries and illnesses — nothing is swept under the rug! Ergo-P| us. com
  23. 23. 25 Signs You Have an Awesome Safety Cultur There is a concrete definition of what success looks like for your health and safety program. Ergo-P| us. com
  24. 24. 25 Signs You Have an Awesome Safety Cultur The organization has the willpower to make major changes when necessary. Ergo-P| us. com
  25. 25. 25 Signs You Have an Awesome Safety Cultur Safety issues are dealt with in a timely and efficient manner. Ergo-P| us. com
  26. 26. 25 Signs You Have an Awesome Safety Cultur All employees throughout the organization are empowered with the necessary resources and authority to find and fix problems as they see them. Ergo-P| us. com

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