According many safety professionals, “Safety cultures consist of shared beliefs, practices, and attitudes that exist at an establishment. Culture is the atmosphere created by those beliefs, attitudes, etc., which shape our behavior.”
By definition, safety culture is difficult to
measure. How do you measure values, attitudes, and beliefs?
Well one way is by utilizing the ISRI
Blueprint Tool which facilitates a discussion among senior managers that allows
them to identify, for themselves, the strengths and weaknesses of 14 different
elements of their safety programs.
These elements include:
Policies and Procedures
Employee Safety Orientation
Planning and Procedures
Within the last year we have made some
modifications to the Blueprint process which we believe will benefit the
membership. The Blueprint process now involves a scoring system which provides
the facility management with a definite metric for each element. The blueprint
and the element scores can now be left at each facility so that the
member can do a self-review every year and track safety program improvements.
Interested in evaluating your facility’s
program? Contact ISRI Safety Analyst/Coordinator Elly
Torabian to schedule a
Blueprint review by an ISRI safety staff representative.