A safety culture refers to the way that safety issues are addressed in a workplace. It often reflects “the attitudes, beliefs, perceptions and values that employees share in relation to safety.”
A good safety culture is promoted by management’s commitment to safety, realistic practices for handling hazards, continuous organizational learning, and care and concern for hazards shared across the workforce.
Studies have found that workplace-related disasters are a result of a breakdown in an organization’s policies and procedures that were established to deal with safety, and that the breakdown flows from inadequate attention being given to safety issues by management. Eight percent of claims result in 85% of claims cost. Improving your safety culture will help make your business more productive, profitable, and safe.
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