Characteristics of a Safety Culture

Answer “Yes” or “No.”

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

Safe and unsafe behaviors are specified and enforced.

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

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

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

The consequences for ignoring safety practices are enforced.

Employees observe and correct hazards.

Employees always “dress for success” by using the appropriate protective gear and equipment.

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