Posts Tagged ‘ safety culture ’

Using Games to Improve Safety Culture

Jun 19th, 2013 | By
Using Games to Improve Safety Culture

Most organizations that deal with hazardous operations have rules, procedures, and training in place as part of their efforts to minimize workplace risk. However, experience shows that rules and procedures are not enough to achieve changes in behavior among the employees and subcontractors whose lives and health are most at risk when things go wrong.
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Does Operational Discipline Replace Strong Safety Leadership?

Mar 19th, 2012 | By
Does Operational Discipline Replace Strong Safety Leadership?

On a recent flight from Newark to Chicago, I sat next to an American Airlines pilot, with whom I struck up a conversation. In the midst of our discussion, the flight attendant began the usual speech on safety instructions, seat belts, and evacuation. The pilot stopped talking and said, “I need to listen to these
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Safety Promotion: Doing the Right Thing Right!

May 3rd, 2011 | By
Safety Promotion: Doing the Right Thing Right!

Although safety professionals have long acknowledged that the promotion of safety is an important component of a safety management system, many organizations have had limited success in promoting safety throughout their own companies. For example, one way many companies attempt to promote safety is through the use of slogans. Safety slogans such as “Think Safety”
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Behavior-based Safety: Taming the Lucky Monkey

Apr 4th, 2011 | By
Behavior-based Safety: Taming the Lucky Monkey

The clichéd phrase “incidents and accidents are unavoidable” is not acceptable to today’s safety management professional. Everything happens for a reason, including incidents and accidents. For years, safety professionals have been striving to detect, prevent, and eliminate incidents. We tend to assume that the majority of safety incidents are caused by untrained or inexperienced workers.
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Safety Culture and Safety Management Systems: Why Management Systems Alone Can’t Guarantee Model Employee Behavior

Jul 17th, 2010 | By
Safety Culture and Safety Management Systems: Why Management Systems Alone Can’t Guarantee Model Employee Behavior

Safety management systems stabilize safety performance and provide greater management clarity and structure, but to what extent do they affect safety culture and promote employee safety? This article explores the relationship between safety management systems and safety culture and introduces a new model showing the complex interplay of systems and culture.