August 12, 2020 | Barb Carr

Do any of these safety culture issues sound familiar?

Nearly every workplace has safety culture issues that lead to negative attitudes towards safety, and increased resistance to safety initiatives. It’s difficult to measure, but here are ten indicators that alert us to problems.

Do any of these sound familiar?

    1. There is no visible commitment from leadership.
    2. When there are competing priorities, safety comes in second.
    3. Workers feel uncomfortable reporting safety issues to their supervisors.
    4. Safety is viewed as more of a cost than an investment.
    5. Injuries and illnesses are sometimes swept under the rug.
    6. Safety issues are dealt with in an untimely and inefficient manner.
    7. Workers do not have the power or resources to find and fix problems as they see them.
    8. Managers are never seen on the shop floor with the workers.
    9. Safety is not part of the everyday conversation.
    10. Workers are blamed for accidents.

How Can You Improve Safety Culture?

If you identify problems like those listed above, you can improve your facility’s culture. We’re excited to welcome Brian A. Tink and Brian W. Tink back to the Global TapRooT® Summit, June 14-15, 2021, to share their popular 2-day Pre-Summit course, “TapRooT® Analyzing and Fixing Safety Culture Issues.”

You will learn:

  • A clear definition of safety culture.
  • An overview of various models.
  • An organizational culture survey from Human Synergistics International designed to identify your current culture.
  • Why it is good business to improve safety culture.
  • The relationship between incidents and safety culture.
  • The importance of strong safety leadership. What some organizations are doing to strengthen their culture.
  • What “puzzle pieces” you need to put in place to improve your safety culture.

Don’t forget to mark your calendar for 2021 Global TapRooT® Summit week, June 14-18, Knoxville Convention Center, Knoxville, Tennessee.

REGISTER for this course *and* the 2021 Global TapRooT® Summit.

Learn more about the Summit.


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