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Articles by Dr. Richard Fulwiler
Every time I see or hear the term strong safety culture I cringe. The focus on building a strong safety culture is terribly misplaced. Safety excellence is a more likely outcome for an enterprise that clearly values and cares for its employees and includes safety as a strategic element of its organizational culture.
I don’t want to argue the point that Corporations (Corp.) are or are not people.
I worked for a large corporation in safety for 27 years. When I was selected to move into safety from engineering, I did not interview with a warehouse or a chemical processing unit. It was people.
To prepare for this article, I familiarized myself with a number of management systems. This is not intended to be a critical analysis of any of these management systems; itâ€™s just one personâ€™s observations based on a number of years of experience with management systems.