Tool helps construction companies evaluate workplace safety
There’s a new tool available to help small construction companies and their employees assess and improve their jobsite safety climate. The Safety Climate Assessment Tool for Small Contractors or S-CATsc from the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) lists the eight leading safety climate indicators and related statements. For each statement, the user is prompted to select the option that best describes how the company is currently doing (e.g., already does this well, would need help doing this, etc.).
The S-CATsc was initiated by the Roofing Research to Practice (r2p) Partnership with the National Roofing Contractors Association and the United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers.
The S-CATsc can be downloaded from our website or completed online. If completed online, the S-CATsc generates a report that summarizes how the contractor is doing in terms of their overall safety climate as well as suggestions for improvement. Contractors can also ask their employees to complete the S-CATsc to see how their responses match up with their employees' responses. To use the online version with employees and receive a company-level report, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. There's no need to register or create and account: the assessment is free of charge and participants remain anonymous.
The CPWR says that information gleaned from companies’ use of the S-CATsc could be useful in developing additional tools and resources for small contractors.
For more information visit the Safety Culture and Safety Climate section of CPWR's website.