Over the last few years, use of safety culture has unfortunately become a “one size fits all” catch phrase. In some instances, companies profess to having a strong safety culture simply because they only have a few injuries. They are then completely taken by surprise with having to address a significant injury or fatality. SCS has the expertise to assist organizations with development and deployment of programs/processes that support true cultural shifts in support of long-term success and continuous improvement. Performance Measures One of the topics that is extensively discussed, and is rarely fully understood, is the use of performance measures (e.g., metrics). All too often, OSHA DART/TRC rates are relied upon to determine the “health” of a given company. Unfortunately, these rates are merely a function of a calculator versus an actual portrayal of the collective health of the organization. Over the years, SCS has been called upon to serve as speaker at national safety conferences to address these concepts as well as assisting a series of companies with development of performance measures that are actionable and maintain traction year after year. More importantly, these performance measures can also assist with reducing the potential for a significant injury/incident to occur. Oversight and Auditing All too often, companies are faced with a myriad of findings from an external review (e.g., oversight, audit) that lack any big picture perspective. More importantly, a lot of the so-called findings do not address overall significance, which can result in a “so what” response from…
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