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?”
A serious movement is afoot to systematize the concept of “safety culture.” The International Labour Organization has put forward a definition of a “preventative safety and health culture,” and ISO is apparently discussing prospective prescriptive requirements for a “positive culture.”
The 4th-Biennial 2014 OSHA Oil & Gas Safety and Health Conference was held on December 2–3 at the Hilton Americas in Houston, Texas attracting over 2,200 participants. In parallel with the mission of both OSHA and the Oil and Gas industry, the purpose of this conference is to make worksites a safe and healthy place.