‘Mindful’ Health & Safety Culture Process 2
- Reluctance to simplify
Everyone knows that some procedures in the workplace are time-consuming and complex. In health care and social assistance sectors, it can feel like some of the requirements on a patient care form are just check box exercises. In construction and manufacturing, a pre-work vehicle check might seem like lost minutes – the vehicle was fine yesterday!
But a mindful organization is reluctant to simplify – it recognizes that the most inefficient thing it can do is cut corners and lead to a major health and safety accident.
It socializes its workers to recognize the reasons why some processes need to be complex, and embrace them.
It will make the development of safe operating procedures a priority, and not just ‘nice to have’.