Family-run Minn. company says safety has to be a core value, not just the title of a committee. “Safety has to be a core value rather than a priority because our priorities change when we get behind schedule, we lose money, or something happens negatively,” Greg Anderson, co-writer of Safety 24/7: Building an Incident-free Culture said. “So our priorities change, but our values hopefully never do.” Can safety be a priority? Certainly, Anderson said, especially when it comes into conflict with something else. Organizations with a culture of safety know what becomes a top priority right away because safety is [more]
Answer this question: “What part of your seat can be used as a floatation device?”  If you answered “seat cushion” you either listened closely to the flight attendant’s safety briefing or you have flown enough to be able to give the flight attendant safety briefing. But, “why does it matter anyway?” That was the question posed by my 10-year-old daughter on a recent flight from Houston to New York City.  Before I could respond with some humorous comment, which no doubt would have been met with the look only daughters can give their fathers, she followed-up by saying, “No [more]
Culture is described as the beliefs and behaviors handed down from one generation to the next. In the workplace each new employee and contractor represents the next generation of a company. This can be an opportunity or a continuing challenge, because these new people will adopt the safety behaviors of their coworkers. One of the findings from a major industrial incident was “hazard training was largely passed down by experience from others. Sometimes this guidance was poor, perhaps due to an element of complacency…” Managers need to constantly ask themselves whose behaviors are our new people adopting and are these [more]

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