Thursday, February 09, 2006

Uncovering Employees' Views about Safety

Are you effectively assessing the impact of corporate culture on safety performance?

There are those who still think that effective safety programs result solely from adhering to compliance issues despite substantial evidence to the contrary. Numerous studies have demonstrated the importance of organizational cultural issues such as management commitment, employee involvement, communication and treatment of employees as pivotal to the success of a safety program and other areas of organizational functioning.1,2,3,4,5

In actuality, we need both safety program and safety process elements. Safety program elements are those inherent to managing safety compliance and regulatory issues effectively and efficiently. Safety process elements are those organizational influences or factors underlying the relative success of the safety program."   continued ...   (Via Occupational Hazards)

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