As discussed in recent blogs, key factors to achieving a successful safety culture include values, communication, employee input and accountability. When the culture of an organization is prosperous, employee production escalates, profits increase and injuries decrease. Along with your reviewable safety culture model, consider including an injury prevention plan and personal protective equipment (PPE) guidelines. These tools can be vital in building and sustaining a safety culture.
According to a 2012 white paper published by OSHA:
Every day more than 12 workers die on the job – that’s more than 4,500 per year.
Every year, more than 4.1 million suffer serious job related injuries or illness.
These statistics may not seem relevant to you. Perhaps you are a smaller to medium sized company. However, if your position is in risk, safety or HR, consider how much time and how many resources you and your organization spend on workers’ compensation claims. Think of the stress you and your team endure when a colleague is suddenly away from work for an undetermined amount of time.
Three Sixty Safety’s goal: Everyone goes home safe…every day.
In our next blog, we will discuss the fundamental elements of a safety culture.