What Drives Employee Engagement in a Safety Culture?

drivers of engagementIn our last issue we looked at the importance of building levels of employee engagement for a stronger safety culture. Simply stated, engaged employees are safer on the job and tend to lead a safety culture rather than merely comply with it.

We also saw that, in addition to driving levels of engagement, we need to create an infrastructure that’s conducive to that effort. Actions like building relationships of trust, promoting a team environment, and keeping out finger on the pulse of the workforce will go a long way toward making this effort sustainable.

About the Author

Eric Svendsen
Eric Svendsen, Ph.D., is Principal and lead change agent for safetyBUILT-IN, a safety-leadership learning and development organization. He has over 20 years experience in creating and executing outcomes-based leadership development and culture change initiatives aligned to organizational goals, and he personally led the safety-culture initiatives of a number of client organizations that resulted in “best ever safety performance” years for those companies.