Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Your Safety Culture
By Carmine Castorina. Senior Instructor and Consultant
During my many years as a safety administrator, I've seen and heard things that made me wonder why people take short cuts when it comes to their safety. I used to hear supervisors tell their employees, "We want you to go home in the same shape you came to work". Then I heard employees answer, "If that's the truth why isn't our safety your priority". Sometimes our words have no meaning especially when we don't back them up with action.
Let me ask the hard questions. How is your company's safety record? Do your employees trust your commitment to their safety? Are you using empty words and phrases just so you can hear yourself say them? Have you taken a good look at the condition of your company's safety culture? Do you have one?
Today's economy demands that you make every dollar count. Your company can't afford accidents.
Improving the safety culture of your organization can be accomplished by following a few basic steps.