CMU School of Drama

Saturday, August 02, 2014

Evolving Your Safety Culture: Elements that Matter Most

Occupational Health & Safety: Regardless of safety maturity, your safety culture goal should be to evolve, not create. Beliefs already exist. Behaviors are currently observable. The way we do things around here, why we do what we do, what is rewarded, and what it takes to get ahead are all quickly apparent to individuals joining the rank and file. Unless you are starting a new company, bringing people together for the first time, your cultural focus on safety already exists, good, bad, or indifferent.

1 comment:

Jacob Wesson said...

The most enthralling experience I have had at the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama during this Pre-College this summer was the mind-blowingly thrilling stagecraft classes in which the safety required in the shop was explained to us with such vim and vigor that we won't soon forget the exciting rules imparted to us by the master of rules, the champion of OSHA, and the man with the plan, Ben Carter. This article is concerned with explaining to us how these rules should be created. It is up to every individual to determine what safety means to them and what situations they are willing to get themselves in. However, reading through the nine elements in the article, I see the dynamics that occur in our shops personified by simple words. No matter how exciting safety training may be, I think it's important that we take a step back and have a chat about what safety means to us, not just whether or not to stand directly behind a tool.