Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) Defines “Safety Culture” as shared values, beliefs, assumptions, and norms which may govern organizational decision making. In a safety culture, safety is considered in all aspects of a company’s organization with top management providing direction, leadership, and commitment in all safety aspects for continual improvement along with encouragement and input from all employees.
” HCI fosters a “Safety Culture” from our Management team down to all of our employees.
The acceptance that Safety is a shared responsibility. A “Safety Culture” is a “Partnership in Safety”. We all are responsible not only to ourselves but to others to keep each other safe.
At first it must be accepted that the “rules” are not so much to be used to assign liability but a template that defines the roles and responsibilities of each participant.
Where each individual accepts the personal and Professional responsibility for their own safety and that of others.
Where each company accepts their Corporate Responsibility for the safety of their employees, Stakeholders and the Public.
Where all Stakeholders fully understand their respective roles and responsibilities as defined by law and regulation, Local, State and Federal. . .
Where all Stakeholders understand that if any in the “Partnership of Safety” do not fully perform their roles and responsibilities as defined by regulation and the law as well as corporate safety requirements, the safety of themselves and of others will be in jeopardy.
All parties must understand their own roles and responsibilities as well as the roles and responsibilities of the other participants. If we discover those responsibilities unfulfilled we must communicate that deficiency directly to our safety partners
Safety and Safety Awareness is a shared responsibility that all Stakeholders must accept personally and professionally. You begin with education and a commitment to safety from the management team down to all employees not only for yourself but all others that may be exposed to the consequences. This “Safety Culture” commitment must be driven from the Management level down to the Technician / Labor levels to become our “Culture”.
“SAFETY IS A SHARED RESPOSIBILITY” AND THAT CORPORATE
AND PERSONAL ACCEPTANCE DEFINES
WHAT A “SAFETY CULTURE” IS.