Safety Conversations    Safety

Safety Conversations

Culture Is Key to Good Safety Conversations

  • Culture is 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 learn from those that went before?
  • What will you pass down to those who come after you?

Barriers to Safety Conversations

  • Fear
  • Uncertainty
  • Client vs. Contractor
  • Embarrassment
  • Lack of Understanding

Benefits of Safety Conversations

  • Address Concerns
  • Learning
  • 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.