What is safety culture?
Safety culture includes the way in which safety issues are addressed in the workplace. Safety culture includes attitudes, beliefs, perceptions, and values that employees regarding safety. In a broad sense, it involves the way a business does things to ensure the safety of its employees, the general public and the workplace structure.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) found through independent research that developing a safety culture has the greatest impact on reducing incident of injury, illness, or death in the workplace. For this reason developing a safety culture should be one of a company’s core values.
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