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Safety culture and safety climate are two critical concepts in Occupational Health and Safety (OHS). Safety culture refers to the shared values, beliefs, and practices that shape an organisation's approach to safety. On the other hand, safety climate refers to the perceptions and attitudes of employees towards safety within an organisation. While safety culture focuses on the underlying values and beliefs that drive safety, safety climate is more concerned with how employees perceive and behave towards safety in their day-to-day work.
Topics: Safety Culture
Incident investigation is a central role of safety professionals and a vital process for safety management in organisations. However, despite their importance, incident investigation processes often need to be more effective as learning tools across organisations. In this article, we will explore what an effective incident investigation process looks like, the science of human factors and the theory of just culture as they relate to incident management and investigation.
Safety is a top priority for any organisation, but achieving it can be a challenging task. One issue that often arises is a lack of communication and coordination across different departments and teams. Safety professionals are tasked with monitoring compliance with safety controls, but traditional approaches can create adversarial relationships and lead to blaming individuals when incidents occur. However, by breaking down these barriers and facilitating cross-organisational communication, safety professionals can play a critical role in enhancing safety within the organisation.
Fatigue is a severe issue in the workplace, and managers must understand how best to manage fatigue risks. The Defences in Depth (DiD) approach is an effective way of managing Fatigue that involves multiple layers of controls. However, ensuring compliance with OHS regulations and standards can take time and effort when implementing this strategy. In this article, we'll explore understanding fatigue in the workplace, implementing a DiD approach to manage risk, and ensuring compliance with OHS regulations and standards when managing Fatigue at work.