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 the core value.