I like this a lot, especially because of the safety culture concepts it reinforces. I’m referring to an article that appeared last month on the EHS Today website. It’s an article written by a safety culture practitioner (also an ES&H manager) at Bechtel, a construction industry giant. The author points out (for all the right reasons) that, for them, safety is a core value not a priority. The emphasis on creating a culture of leadership and coaching is also refreshing to see, especially the method of “more asking, less telling.”
Mostly I like the appeal to family members and their dependency on the worker to provide for their needs as a primary driver of that culture. Anyone who subscribes to our Recordable INSIGHTS Newsletter knows we have pointed to all these things as absolutely essential to driving a safety culture. Kudos to Bechtel!
Full article available here.