Put a Stronger Safety Culture in Their Back Pocket

Put a Stronger Safety Culture Right in Their Back PocketThe 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 that message to their front lines. So if you were to ask any employee, “Who owns safety in the organization?” chances are they’ll respond with, “Everyone is.” But the real test of who owns safety can be seen in their behaviors on the floor, where carrying out the company’s official safety goal might be more of a challenge.

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.