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How To Make a Business Case for measuring safety culture in your organisation

Posted by Robert O'Neill on May 20, 2016 8:42:27 AM

Safety Culture Survey ToolAs a health and safety professional within a company, you will know that a positive safety culture is good for business, not only from an ethical standpoint but also in terms of productivity and efficiency. But how do you convey that to the decision makers within your organisation, to allow you to invest in resources to measure your safety culture, and improve it?

Decision makers are usually motivated by one of three arguments: legal, moral and financial. In this article we will focus on the financial argument as it relates to improving your company's safety culture, to help convince colleagues, up and down the management chain, of the value of a positive safety culture.

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How To Measure Safety Culture In Your Organisation

Posted by Robert O'Neill on Dec 30, 2015 10:00:00 AM

How_To_Measure_Safety_Culture_In_Your_Organisation.jpgSafety culture, or the way safety is perceived, valued and prioritised in an organisation, not only has an obvious and direct effect on accident rates, it also impacts on productivity, reliability, competitiveness and even employee morale.

 

 

 

 

 

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The Fundamentals Of An Incident-free Christmas And New Year Function

Posted by Robert O'Neill on Dec 23, 2015 10:00:00 AM

The_Fundamentals_Of_An_Incident-free_Christmas_And_New_Year_Function.jpg'Tis the season to be jolly, and offices around the country are wrapping up the year with Christmas and New Year’s Eve parties.
While these parties are social and fun events, the combination of alcohol and relaxed atmosphere can create an environment conducive to inappropriate staff behaviour.

A recent Australian Drug Foundation poll found that 20% of Victorian employees have experienced unwanted or inappropriate behaviour from an intoxicated person at a work function, and 3% have suffered an injury as a result of being intoxicated at a work function.

In order to ensure staff safety, avoid unacceptable behaviour and reduce potential risk, organisations need to show that they have taken reasonable steps to prevent injury or discrimination from occurring at work functions.

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Topics: Safety Culture, Christmas

Lessons From The Victoria Police Sexual Harassment Scandal

Posted by Robert O'Neill on Dec 16, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Lessons_From_The_Victoria_Police_Sexual_Harassment_Scandal.jpgLast week the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission (VEOHRC) released a damning report that exposed rampant and systematic sexual harassment and discrimination in the Victorian Police Force.

A confidential survey of 5,000 officers revealed alarming statistics showing that female police officers as well as gay and lesbian employees had experienced widespread harassment and gender inequality. The report stated that many victims felt pressured to remain silent due to fear of personal and professional repercussions.

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Topics: Safety Culture, Human Rights, Equal Opportunity, Workplace Culture

3 Arguments You Need To Make To Improve Safety Culture

Posted by Robert O'Neill on Dec 9, 2015 10:00:00 AM
3_Arguments_You_Need_To_Make_To_Improve_Safety_Culture.jpgAs all health and safety professionals know, a positive safety culture is good for your business, not only from an ethical standpoint, but also in terms of productivity and efficiency.

But how do you convey that to the decision-makers within your organisation, to allow you to invest in resources to measure your safety culture, and improve it?

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Topics: Safety Culture