A quick Google search for the phrase ‘Safety Culture’ produces over 350,000 results to choose from. In many ways, the discussion around culture can be met with an initial resistance as just another buzzword with vague implications as to its definition, or how it even connects to the methods we use to monitor and actively manage risk in today's workforce. Is the culture discussion still relevant as it applies to safety? If the goal is to accomplish safe work, how does the culture discussion fit into our thinking and approach to work as it relates to how we effectively manage and monitor risk?
This session will focus on the importance of the connection between how leaders ‘think’ about risk and safety, as well as the cultural implications and downstream realities of the ‘tone from the top.’ Specifically, we will dive into:
General history, definition and facts about the ‘safety culture’ discussion
Maturity modeling: how the progression of leadership ‘thinking’ either promotes or demotes the importance of the worker
Cultural indicators and their connection to actively monitoring and managing risk
How the ‘New View’ of safety compliments and strengthens culture
The culture discussion and importance of leadership is alive and well, join us!