Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Strengthen Your Site's Safety Climate

Are you trying to get a handle on your site's safety climate? Are you wondering how much workers and management value workplace safety? Developing a good safety climate requires integrating safety concerns into every aspect of an operation.

Helping companies do just that is what prompted CPWR to publish Strengthening Jobsite Safety Climate. The workbook contains a selection of worksheets designed contains a quick self-assessment for leading indicators of safety climate. It also contains a list of ideas that owners, contractors, safety directors and supervisory staff can implement to evaluate and improve their safety climate. The ideas range from including safety in company mission statements and holding daily huddles to using suggestion boxes and implementing near-miss reporting systems.

Paul Amedee, CSP, vice president of EHS at Safway Group, a scaffold and access firm says his firm plans to use the workbook to identify which best practices the company uses and which it doesn't. "We are going to use the results in a gap analysis to look for ways to enhance our efforts," he says.

Strengthening Jobsite Safety Climate is available for download on the CPWR website.