Findings show how CEOs can encourage a company-wide commitment to safety that prevents injuries
October 10, 2016
New research published in the Journal of Applied Psychology shows how CEOs can play a more effective role in developing an organizational safety climate in their organizations that actually reduces injuries.
Hollywood spent $110 million on this film, which isn’t unusual for a disaster pic. But this film, directed by Peter Berg (“Friday Night Lights,” “Lone Survivor”) and starring Mark Wahlberg, is different. The disaster, a spectacular exercise in film-making involving literally hundreds of special effects and digital artists, is secondary in the plot to the muddy, nuts-and-bolts work of a very dangerous blue collar environment.
As OSH professionals, we talk about incident rates, reportable injuries and illnesses, workers’ compensation losses, experience modifier rates, regulatory compliance standards and similar metrics. Our language is clear in our professional circles, yet it is often confusing to business managers and executives. Their language is finance (or dollars, for short).
SOG Group, pioneers of Deal With It cultural safety training programme, have signed an agreement with a leading American occupational safety company to deliver Deal With It courses to businesses in the United States.
Latest research from flexible workspace provider Regus reveals that charity and corporate social responsibility (CSR) are a key issue for the American workforce. Workers reveal that faced between two similar job offers, they would be swayed by the company that can prove they are making a charitable contribution and giving back in some way.
If a client came to us saying, “We know we have some leadership and culture issues: upward communication is poor, skill level of supervisors and managers in inconsistent, our people don’t un-derstand system thinking, and behavioral reliability is sketchy. We want to develop a high performance culture. How should we approach it?”
The social networking phenomenon has fostered many, usually misguided and ill-advised, attempts to capitalize on the popularity of the medium to boost sales, and to market to new (and usually younger) markets.