Safety Culture Building Tips

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 large and ongoing commitment, creating a culture of safety is key to employee injury management. Establishing a safety culture pays for itself, however, leaving antiquated blame-based systems by the wayside in favor of a positive, organization-wide approach that will reward your business with a reduction in incidents and workers comp claims.

How Can Your Organization Forge the Path Toward a Strong Safety Culture?
OSHA offers these tips for boosting your employee injury management repertoire with a strong, safety-based foundation:

  • Define Safety Responsibilities
    Within each level of your organization, including current policies and future goals.

  • Share Your Vision
    With every employee, from entry-level to management echelons.

  • Uphold Accountability
    Create a process that lets no one off the hook for being visibly involved. Management and supervisors must lead the way to ensure positive change.

  • - Provide Multiple Avenues for Driving Change
    Different options must exist for employees wishing to voice concerns, from written to full-face. A chain-of-command ensures accountability and responsiveness.

  • - Report Everything!
    Educate employees on the importance of reporting not just accidents, but near-misses and minor first-aid necessities. Expect an increase at first – it will level off later.

  • - Start Your Investigation System Anew
    Evaluate your current system to ensure the effectiveness of future evaluations in getting to the root cause of incidents.

  • - Build Trust
    This will help everyone work together as a team to achieve improvements rather than fear the tides of change.

  • Celebrate Accomplishments
    Make efforts – both failures and successes - public to keep everyone engaged and motivated.

Ready to take your organization’s employee injury management goals to new heights? Help your safety culture soar with the help of Minnesota Comp Advisor today.

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