Culture Is Key to Good Safety Conversations
Culture is the set of shared attitudes, values, goals, and practices that characterize an organization.
Culture depends upon the capacity for learning and transmitting knowledge to succeeding generations.
This is how we LEARN the unwritten rules that are practiced within the organization!
They are passed down from “generation to generation”.
What will your generation glean from those that went before?
What will you pass down to those who come after yours?
Barriers to Safety Conversations
- Client vs. Contractor
- Lack of Understanding
Benefits of Safety Conversations
- Address Concerns
- Reduce Risks
- Enhance Safety Culture
- Actionable Outcomes
What Does A Good Safety Conversation Look Like?
- Positive start
- Good Questions
- Genuine Care and Concern
- Active Listening
- Feedback and Follow-through
By having these conversations we are developing a more involved workforce and sharing our safety culture for everyone’s use.