According to an article in Forbes magazine, there are a number of ways to foster a workplace safety culture that yields long-term success. The article states that a safe workplace culture begins by creating and enforcing standard operating processes. To ensure that employees understand these safety standards, safety managers should establish shared definitions and demonstrate standard procedures for employees. The article also recommends that companies implement regular and continuous safety training programs to address equipment use and daily operations.
To encourage safety reporting in the workplace, the article suggests that companies establish a reporting-friendly environment and process. This environment should emphasize responsibility and honesty instead of blame and punishment. Finally, the article states that companies should track safety incidents and use this data to prevent future issues.