Characteristics of a Safety Culture

Checklist

Answer "Yes" or "No."

Safety and safety terms are part of the language of your nonprofit.
Workplace safety practices are part of everyone's job description.

Safe and unsafe behaviors are specified and enforced.

People are rewarded in a tangible, visible way for promoting safety.

Safety concerns are evident in the interaction among staff and volunteers and in their interaction with clients, donors and members of the public.

New employees are briefed on safety procedures and are briefed on the consequences for ignoring safety practices or engaging in unsafe behavior.

The consequences for ignoring safety practices are enforced.

Employees and volunteers observe and correct hazards.

Employees and volunteers always "dress for success" by using the appropriate protective gear and equipment.

There is an active safety committee and meetings are well attended.