Safe Behaviors

Safe Behaviors And Characteristics Of A Safety Culture Checklists

Banner Stakes believes in accident and injury prevention through the use of our products.  But promoting a culture of safe behaviors helps as well!  How many of the following checklist points does your workplace follow?

Safe Behaviors

Answer “Yes” or “No.”

  • Employees are trained in safe procedures for all tasks associated with their job description.
  • Employees understand how to prevent accidents and injuries.
  • Safety procedures are part of all new employee orientation.
  • Unsafe behaviors are identified immediately by supervisors and corrective actions are specified and enforced.
  • Do Employees know what Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) is necessary for their tasks, and that they are required to wear the relevant PPE.
  • Employees know how to maintain and store tools and other equipment.
  • Are your employees are trained in how to safely lift and transport heavy or bulky items.
  • Employees know how to handle money and other valuables in a way that does not invite theft or crime.
  • Employees are discouraged from remaining alone in the office or workplace late into the evening.
  • Safety is in your in your goals and objectives.
  • The language used in the overarching goals, objectives and performance expectations reflect safety.
  • Safety issues and expectations are clearly articulated in various defining documents.

Characteristics of a Safety Culture

Answer “Yes” or “No.”

  • Safety and safety terms are part of the language of your entity. Workplace safety practices are part of everyone’s job description.
  • Safe and unsafe behaviors are specified and enforced.
  • Employees are rewarded in a tangible, visible way for promoting safety.
  • Safety concerns are evident in the interaction among staff and in their interaction with members of the public.
  • New employees are briefed on safety procedures and on the consequences for ignoring safety practices or engaging in unsafe behavior.
  • The consequences for ignoring safety practices are enforced.
  • Employees observe and correct hazards.
  • Employees always “dress for success” by using the appropriate protective gear and equipment.
  • There is an active safety committee and meetings are well attended.

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original article source: “Safe Behaviors And Characteristics Of A Safety Culture Checklists” nonprofitrisk.org, Workplace Safety Toolkit, Web. March. 30th, 2018.

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