A rather simple description of culture is: That’s just the way we do things around here. From a safety & health perspective, the way things are done stays the same until someone or some group, with the competency and power to make change, becomes dissatisfied with the S&H status quo.
On the heels of an announcement by the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) that that organization is fast-tracking an active shooter response standard comes word that the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) is also taking steps to address the issue.
The ASSE convened a working group of safety and health experts to provide insights into the development of an active shooter technical report, which could guide organizations toward safer work environments with fewer hostile events.
Safety Culture- Recognize and correctly use key terms and concepts relating to safety culture. Identify the components of a positive safety culture and rate your own company's effectiveness in each of the component areas. Define the necessary elements of management commitment and support. Understand the importance of well-defined safety roles & responsibilities