Are We Communicating Safety Culture (Or Just Talking)?

Think for a minute about one person at work with whom you have a difficult time communicating. This could be a team member, a boss, or someone in a different department in the organization. But it should be someone you tend to clash with over ideas or ways to approach the same problem or issue. […]

Promoting Employees Without Putting Your Safety Culture in Peril

How are employees in your organization promoted to supervisory and/or other leadership positions? Or, more to the point, on what basis are they promoted? Chances are the overarching criteria for promotion is how they have performed on the job thus far. Those at the top of their game tend to be considered for that promotion […]

Put a Stronger Safety Culture Right in Their Back Pocket

The goal of every healthy safety culture is (or at least should be) to drive ownership for safety to the grass-roots level. That means all employees at every level are safety leaders in their own right. In fact, it’s probably fair to say that most organizations have already adopted that way of thinking and communicated […]

Still More Ways to Get Staff Managers Involved in the Safety Culture

In our last article we looked at some ways to add structure around getting staff managers more involved in the safety culture. There we mentioned the value of making it mandatory, establishing the desired outcome, setting target goals, and using intelligence-gathering questions to reveal genuine employee perception about the culture. Here are a few additional […]

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 […]