Promoting safety culture on your worksite can help raise awareness on safety issues, resulting in fewer safety violations, as well as fewer accidents. Here are a few easy ways in which you can promote a safety culture:
Talk About Safety
The best way to raise awareness about safety is to talk about it. Use daily safety talks to discuss relevant safety issues. Encourage workers to participate in these conversations.
Be a Safety Leader
Lead by example. Ensure that you adhere to all safety rules and regulations. Having a positive attitude about safety, as well as safety policies and procedures, can make a big difference on a worksite.
Define Safety Responsibilities
All workers have safety responsibilities. Ensure that they are easily conveyed and defined. Make sure that everyone knows their role in regards to maintaining worksite safety, adhering to safety regulations, and identifying potential safety hazards.
Give workers the opportunity to participate in safety checks. Encourage conversations pertaining to safety issues. Make sure that workers feel at ease to discuss their safety concerns with supervisors.
Worksite safety is every worker’s responsibility. Ensure that workers are accountable for the safety of themselves and others on site.
Encourage Learning Opportunities
Allow workers to participate in safety meetings, conventions, and events. Take the opportunity to discuss near-misses with workers to ensure that current safety regulations are the best practices.
Safety policies and procedures, including best practices, job safety analyses, and safe work methods should be periodically reviewed to ensure that tasks are being completed as safely as possible. Documents should be updated to reflect the current safest methods.