| Why is safety culture important? |
In the context of prevention, there is a limit to how far we can go in simply attributing observed safety behaviors to individuals. It’s time to change the way we look at things, and understand which characteristics of the organization positively or negatively influence its employee’s relationship to safety. Some examples include the clarity of procedures, dialogue with management, raising and handling of alerts, etc. We call this the safety culture approach.
Many factors contribute to the long-term success of a company: quality, the market, financing, technical choices, etc. Safety is, of course, one more aspect, but it should not be placed in a bubble, separate from other issues. The question becomes: how does an organization ensure that safety is fully taken into account in trade-offs
An A3 format poster that can be displayed in an office. See, at a glance, the basics of safety culture.