Inspiration succeeds where enforcement fails. What does the phrase “Culture of Safety” mean?
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) define a culture of safety as “the shared commitment of management and employees to ensure the safety of the work environment.” In other words, this means every employee voluntarily looking out for their own well-being and the safety of their peers. More information can be found here.
A Culture of Safety is more than just a corporate mission statement. It’s more than the words in some dust-covered policy binder or on an overlooked break room poster. It’s when a group of people collectively realize that keeping each other from harm matters above all else.
At Honeywell Safety Products, we understand that even the best equipment in the world can’t make unsafe people safe. That’s why we believe it’s not enough to just support our Uvex® products – we want to support your Culture of Safety as well. We believe the most effective way to keep your organization safe is to actively foster a culture of safety. These steps will help:
4 Steps to a Stronger Culture of Safety
- Your Workforce
- To build open lines of communication
- To make people feel comfortable sharing ideas and concerns
- The right partners and equipment to achieve your goals
- Successes amongst the team
- Worker-to-worker safety