Insights into your Safety Culture

Bless her Heart! Taking Responsibility for the Safety of Others

September 27, 2018

One key to an ideal safety culture that drastically reduces injuries is for everyoneto take responsibility for safety.”  All the southern ladies in the room nodded vigorously to my statement.  They were taking time off their shift at a feminine hygiene products plant to discuss safety with me.

I have a trick I like to play on groups like this and I had these ladies right where I wanted them.  And the lesson got delivered: By not taking personal responsibility to report a near miss, the hazard does not get fixed or the work process does not get altered...and this led to an injury.