Workplace Communicator Blog

Are poor safety habits holding back your safety culture progression?

Posted by Marie-Claire Ross on Mon, May 12, 2014

If you've ever felt that a lot of your friends or colleagues are robotic and don't think much, I've got some news for you.  You're probably right.

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Topics: safety habits, safety behaviours, getting attention, safety culture

How Great Safety Habits Foster a Healthy Safety Culture

Posted by Marie-Claire Ross on Mon, Mar 25, 2013

Researchers have found that institutional habits exist in almost every organisation.  Interestingly, one of the main differences between a company that outperforms on safety versus a poor performing company with safety are their safety habits.

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Topics: CEOs and executives, safety habits, safty culture, safety professional, keystone habits

Is this the best safety plan ever?

Posted by Marie-Claire Ross on Mon, Feb 25, 2013

Back in 1987, every Alcoa plant, worldwide, had at least one accident per week.  It was dangerous work.   Molten metals bubbled at 1,500 degrees and machines that could literally rip off a man's arm were used every day.  It was commonly accepted that some staff wouldn't make it home.

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Topics: CEOs and executives, safety habits, safety behaviours, safety plan, workplace safety communication, changing workplace safety behaviours, safety professionals