- October 17, 2018
- Posted by: thinkjcw
- Category: Safety Articles
The safety culture is the product of values, attitudes, perceptions, competencies,
and patterns of behavior that determine the commitment to, and the style and
proficiency of, an organization’s health and safety management. Organizations
with a positive safety culture are characterized by communications founded on
mutual trust, by shared perceptions of the importance of safety, and by confidence
in the efficacy of preventive measures.
“The first duty of business is to survive and the guiding principle of business
economics is not the maximization of profit but the avoidance of loss”
To be successful, safety must be more than a program or a book/procedures. It
must be a company philosophy – an attitude that is unquestioned.
Safety means freedom from harm.
But safety is more than just words:
Safety is about leadership and leadership isn’t about what’s in your tittle; it’s
about what is in your character.
We will always strive to get better. When we fail, we’ll find out why. When
we succeed, we’ll find how to reproduce that success elsewhere.
We will not compromise even in the face of great pressure on the time and
discipline it takes to plan and execute our work in the safest way practical.
Stopping unsafe work isn’t a right given to us by someone else. Stopping
unsafe work is an obligation that we hold ourselves and each other also.
Production done in the absence of safety will not be valued or rewarded.
Great safety isn’t just about policies and procedures. Great safety is about
openness, honesty, involvement, communication and caring for one another.