Organizational Safety Culture

Is Workplace Safety Culture the Same as Organizational Culture? We’ve recently been asked the question: “Is safety culture the same as organizational culture?” In a moment where “culture” is a topic of conversation in any workplace context, it’s important to clarify these two concepts. Let’s start with some definitions… Organizational Culture: According to an article from Harvard Business […]

Safety Training: The Cost of Safety Per Employee

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Creating an annual budget often requires being cut-throat. Or at least that’s the line told to every department head at the beginning of the fiscal year. But how valid that line of thinking is doesn’t really matter when being asked point blank to justify the current safety budget or lose it. Breaking down the budget […]

What Your Leadership Style Says About You

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Leadership is not a monolith. All leaders work toward achieving a desired result by precisely balancing their emotional investment in their people and their logical investment in their end goals. But the balance between these factors can vary between any two leaders. Because there are many different paths effective leaders explore to acquire their desired […]

Help Supervisors Find Their Voice and Boost On-Site Safety Communication

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Clear communication keeps worksites safe and injuries low. Morning safety briefings and regular one-on-ones alert workers to pressing safety concerns and focus the team to watch out for each other and pay attention to the tasks at hand. But not all supervisors are naturally gifted communicators. It’s difficult to follow along while listening to a […]

Help Set Up Your Existing Safety Team for Long Term Success

Establishing a safety team within an organization is a solid step in the right direction toward continuous safety excellence. But many organizations make the mistake of pulling back and leaving the team to their own devices after kick-off. This is the quickest way a strong vision loses focus. Tapping natural safety leaders to form a […]

5 Things Leadership Needs to Understand About Safety

Many organizational leaders underestimate the potential of making safety a priority for their business. These leaders disregard safety out of hand due to preconceived notions about the limited benefits provided by safety. These same leaders generally only pay attention to safety to track if injuries are suddenly spiking or if there are obvious OSHA violations […]

Why Safety Starts at the Top

Safety within an organization is non-negotiable — it’s a must have piece. A fundamental right, an ethical imperative, and a financial concern. Safety is a foundational pillar for organizations, but safety is about much more than mitigating risk. A successful safety culture provides opportunities for organizations to increase efficiency and boost employee productivity, which translates […]

What is a Culture of Safe Production™?

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Supervisors are Your Organization’s MVE: Most Valued Employees

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Is Budgeting for Injuries a Smart Move?

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Safety Leadership Training — is it Worth the Investment?

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Guidelines for Developing Safety Leaders

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