By all indications, it was a routine workday for the 100+ people working at the landfill being constructed.  Site operations were normal, including dump trucks that were placing material into a large conveyor system, with some conveyor belts 8’ wide and over 500’ in length.

When site personnel returned from lunch, they found their new subcontractor, who had been working alone, hanging by his right ankle from the bottom a conveyor belt, which was approximately 20’ off the ground. The majority of his bones had been broken and he did not survive his injuries. No one at the site, including safety personnel, had any idea how this could have happened since everyone always “worked safe”.

While at first blush no challenges were self-evident, a quick assessment determined relatively minor unsafe work practices were routinely occurring. There was also a hesitation by site safety personnel to speak candidly, and an overall air that something was “amiss”.

Within a fairly short period, it was further determined that the site had a strong undertone of employee intimidation and, oversight personnel lacked the requisite skill set.  These challenges were compounded with site management that was solely focused on production.

Collectively, the investigation identified a series of stressors that had been in place for an extended period of time which hadn’t been identified during prior routine audits.

Safety Culture Strategies, LLC was formed to facilitate achievement of a progressive safety culture for our clients, culminating in reduced injuries & illnesses, enhanced morale, and increased profitability. Our vision is to become the provider of choice for management transformation and safety culture consultative services.

We offer over 40 years of proven experience and expertise in various facets of safety culture and facility processes, including over 30 years’ experience addressing commercial nuclear power and/or Department of Energy (DOE)/National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) facility programs.

Contact SCS today for an initial consultation to determine the best options to enhance the safety culture at your company.  Everyone has a safety culture,…but is it the culture you want?

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Rate Your Current Company Safety Culture

Question 1 of 10.

Does your recognition/incentive program include a monetary award if employees don’t get hurt?

1. Yes
2. No
Question 2 of 10.

Do you require your management team to focus on reducing OSHA DART/TRC Rates?

1. Yes
2. No
Question 3 of 10.

Are the majority of accidents and injuries at your company due to worker error?

1. Yes
2. No
3. I think so, not sure
Question 4 of 10.

Does your attrition rate exceed 15-20 percent?

1. Yes
2. No
3. I have no idea
Question 5 of 10.

Is your Suggestion Box program activity being used and providing value?

1. Yes
2. No
3. We don't have, or need a Suggestion Box program
Question 6 of 10.

Are your employees required to include a safety topic during development of their annual performance goals?

1. Yes
2. No
3. I don't know
Question 7 of 10.

Does the time you spend “on the shop floor” talking with your employees provide value?

1. Yes
2. No
3. With all of my responsibilities, I don’t time to be “on the shop floor.”
Question 8 of 10.

Are your continually having to look for new solutions to “fix” your safety program?

1. Yes
2. No
3. I have to since nothing we've tried has worked
Question 9 of 10.

Do your employees understand how they contribute to the success of your company?

1. Yes
2. No
3. This isn’t really important, they just need to focus on doing their job
Question 10 of 10.

Does the overall health of your safety program remain a key topic for your management team?

1. Yes
2. No
3. We have a safety department that is responsible for this

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  • Facility & worker safety
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  • Process Safety Management (PSM)
  • Development, implementation, qualification, and validation of safety management, construction, and emergency response/recovery programs
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  • Operational readiness reviews/readiness assessments
  • Near miss, incident, and accident investigation
  • Root cause analysis
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  • Commitment: Simply put, we are unyielding regarding our dedication to the success of our clients.
  • Enthusiasm: Enlightened optimism helps us with establishing an environment conducive to addressing the needs of our clients.
  • Excellence: We take great pride in the services we provide to our clients and are determined to achieve excellence in everything we do.
  • Integrity: We are honest, open, ethical, and genuine. We strive to execute intentional decisions to provide maximum value for our clients.
  • Passion: We use our drive and commitment to energize, engage, and inspire others as well as our clients.
  • Respect: We establish an environment where clients can express their needs, knowing that we will listen and understand.
  • Social Responsibility: We are committed to helping charities across the Las Vegas Valley by giving our time, talent, and resources.
  • Teamwork: We understand that when working together with our clients, there are no limits regarding what can be achieved.

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