Steps to Safety Culture Excellence

Author: Terry L. Mathis,Shawn M. Galloway

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118530241

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 216

View: 6353


Provides a clear road map to instilling a culture of safety excellence in any organization Did you know that accidental injury is among the top ten leading causes of death in every age group? With this book as your guide, you'll learn how to help your organization develop, implement, and sustain Safety Culture Excellence, vital for the protection of and improvement in the quality of life for everyone who works there. STEPS to Safety Culture Excellence is based on the authors' firsthand experience working with international organizations in every major industry that have successfully developed and implemented ongoing cultures of safety excellence. Whether your organization is a small regional firm or a large multinational corporation, you'll find that the STEPS process enables you to instill Safety Culture Excellence within your organization. STEPS (Strategic Targets for Excellent Performance in Safety) demystifies the process of developing Safety Culture Excellence by breaking it down into small logical, internally led tasks. You'll be guided through a sequence of STEPS that makes it possible to: Create a culture of excellence that is reinforced and empowered at every level Develop the capability within the culture to identify, prioritize, and solve safety problems and challenges Maintain and continuously improve the performance of your organization's safety culture Although this book is dedicated to safety, the tested and proven STEPS process can be used to promote excellence in any aspect of organizational performance. By optimizing the safety culture in your organization, you will give the people you work with the skills and knowledge to not only minimize the risk of an on-the-job accident, but also to lead safe, healthy lives outside of work.

Operational Excellence

A Concise Guide to Basic Concepts and Their Application

Author: Gilad Issar,Liat Ramati Navon

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319206990

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 194

View: 5158


As industrial companies are placing a higher focus on operations, this book comes at the right time with a compilation of basic concepts of Operational Excellence and their application. Operational excellence allows companies to recover from reductions in gross margins and low profitability, which largely occur due to a rise in agile competition and the short life span of new technologies. This book helps managers and consulting academicians as a ready reference for cross-industry implementation of operational excellence.

Food Safety Culture

Creating a Behavior-Based Food Safety Management System

Author: Frank Yiannas

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387728678

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 96

View: 4736


Food safety awareness is at an all time high, new and emerging threats to the food supply are being recognized, and consumers are eating more and more meals prepared outside of the home. Accordingly, retail and foodservice establishments, as well as food producers at all levels of the food production chain, have a growing responsibility to ensure that proper food safety and sanitation practices are followed, thereby, safeguarding the health of their guests and customers. Achieving food safety success in this changing environment requires going beyond traditional training, testing, and inspectional approaches to managing risks. It requires a better understanding of organizational culture and the human dimensions of food safety. To improve the food safety performance of a retail or foodservice establishment, an organization with thousands of employees, or a local community, you must change the way people do things. You must change their behavior. In fact, simply put, food safety equals behavior. When viewed from these lenses, one of the most common contributing causes of food borne disease is unsafe behavior (such as improper hand washing, cross-contamination, or undercooking food). Thus, to improve food safety, we need to better integrate food science with behavioral science and use a systems-based approach to managing food safety risk. The importance of organizational culture, human behavior, and systems thinking is well documented in the occupational safety and health fields. However, significant contributions to the scientific literature on these topics are noticeably absent in the field of food safety.

From Accidents to Zero

A Practical Guide to Improving Your Workplace Safety Culture

Author: Andrew Sharman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317132548

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 230

View: 1562


As leaders increasingly understand the importance of good safety practice to support their business objectives, safety and health practitioners develop better tools and solutions. However, there is still a gulf between these two groups where engagement, communication and shared understanding can be found lacking. From Accidents to Zero opens up the field of safety culture and breaks it down into bite-sized pieces to facilitate new, critical thought and inspire practical action. Based on the concept of creating safety, as opposed to just preventing accidents, each of the 26 chapters in this user-friendly book includes explanation, commentary, reflections and practical activities designed to systematically and sustainably improve workplace safety culture. Core topics range from behaviour to values, daily rituals to unsafe acts, felt leadership to trust. Andrew Sharman's practical guide blends current academic thinking with authoritative guidance and sets up the opportunity for all parts of the organization to close the gap by providing very clear steps to thinking and acting differently. It sparks insight into how both traditional methods and novel approaches can be brought to life in real world situations. From Accidents to Zero offers a clear route to culture change through over one hundred pragmatic ideas to motivate and lead people, influence behaviour and drive a positive evolution in workplace safety.

The Baptist Health Care Journey to Excellence

Creating a Culture that WOWs!

Author: Al Stubblefield

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118046098

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 7903


"This crystal-clear book offers to any who will listen invaluable, detailed guidance on how and why to move toward a true culture of excellence in hospital care. It isn't easy, but, as their results show, it's a journey well worth taking."—Donald M. Berwick, MD, president and CEO, Institute for Healthcare Improvement The Baptist Health Care Journey to Excellence presents tested principles and best practices to help improve your corporate culture and customer satisfaction, which will lead to loyalty, stability, sustained productivity, and profitability in your own organization. Order your copy today!

Managing Worker Safety and Health for Excellence

Author: Margaret R. Richardson

Publisher: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company

ISBN: 9780442023935

Category: Industrial hygiene

Page: 382

View: 3462


Step-by-step, the book shows you how to achieve a closed safety management loop with clearly established policies, goals, objectives, assignments, and accountability procedures, ensure total worker involvement by fostering a "safety culture" where employees feel ownership of the safety/health program, identify and control hazards with a "hazard inventory" plus other reports, investigation techniques, and analyses to pinpoint all kinds of problems - even those that often elude controls, and train all levels of employees, from workers and supervisors to middle and top managers, to understand their crucial roles in the program.

Building an Intentional School Culture

Excellence in Academics and Character

Author: Charles F. Elbot,David Fulton

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452297592

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 1116


This resource provides tools, case studies, strategies, and implementation plans to help educators create an "intentional school culture" that fosters excellence, builds character, and improves academic achievement.

Talking Safety

A User's Guide to World Class Safety Conversation

Author: Dr Tim Marsh

Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409466574

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 146

View: 6478


Talking Safety summarises, in a short user-friendly read, the key element of safety leadership - the management and supervisor 'walk and talk'. Safety standards are set by a combination of three things: first, the basic systems: risk assessments, procedures, training, inductions and maintenance; second, the amount of objective learning about the inevitable weaknesses in these systems achieved from a ‘Just Culture’ perspective; and third, the quality of ‘transformational’ safety leadership which means coaching not telling, praising not criticising, leading by example and maximising front-line ownership and involvement. A good ‘walk and talk’ is the only methodology that covers all of these issues and really should be embedded as ‘part of the way we do things around here’. It is the centrepiece of any world class safety culture.

Safety culture in the maintenance of nuclear power plants

Author: International Atomic Energy Agency

Publisher: Intl Atomic Energy Agency


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 49

View: 9427


Building upon earlier IAEA publications on this topic, this Safety Report reviews how challanges to the maintenance of nuclear power plants can affect safety culture. It also highlights indications of a weakening safety culture. The challenges described are in areas such as maintenance management; human resources management; plant condition assessment and the business environment. The steps that some Member States have taken to address safety culture aspects are detailed and singled out as good practices, with a view to disseminating and exchanging experiences and lessons learned.