Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Health and safety culture

According to HSG65

"The safety culture of an organisation is the product of individual and group values, attitudes, perceptions, competencies and patterns of behaviour that determine the commitment to, and the style and proficiency of, an organisation's health and safety management.

Also (quoting from ACSNI 3rd report)

"Organisations with a positive safety culture are characterised by communications founded on mutual trust, by shared perceptions of the importance of safety and by confidence in the efficacy of preventative measures."

The reality is that the culture of an organisation is the largest influence on how it deals with health and safety (and all other business issues).

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