GEAPS Exchange 2023: Evaluating Safety Climate to Manage EHS Risk
This session will introduce the concept of safety culture/climate and discuss its potential impact on employee compliance with safety practices. Adherence to safety practices is influenced by employee’s perception of the relative importance the company places on safety versus other priorities such as meeting production goals. A corporate-level priority on safety may be diminished as it makes its way through the organization. This can be due to many factors such as inadequate resourcing, unintended outcomes of incentive programs, supervisor attitudes, and peer influences. Understanding the factors that influence safety culture can allow better risk management of environmental health and safety issues.