Getting Staff Managers Involved in the Safety Culture

Getting staff managers out of the back-office and into the plant is not as difficult as it might at first appear. Sure, you’re going to get some resistance: “I’ve got work to do … My schedule doesn’t allow it … I don’t have the right PPE … Next month would be better.” Resistance is an […]

Involving the Back Office in the Safety Culture: What About Staff Managers?

In the previous articles of this series we looked at how to get back-office individual contributors better involved in the safety culture. There we saw the rational for doing so, as well as some suggested ways for doing it. But what about staff managers and other leaders in the back office of a plant or […]

It’s Not a Safety “Culture” Unless the Office Side is Included

As I mentioned in the first article of this series, it’s all too common for the back-office of a plant or the corporate headquarters of a company to feel (or actually be!) exempted from involvement in the safety culture. Safety is reduced to something that is far away, or a hypothetical – “I’ll be mindful […]

All-Hands Safety Culture: Yes, Including the Back-Office!

Sure, someone from accounting may never have set foot in the warehouse or plant outside of the plant tour they took during orientation when they were hired. So they may be wondering why it would be important to be involved in something that applies only to the plant side. But exempting back-office employees from active […]

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