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Strengthening Jobsite Safety Climate by Using and Improving Leading Indicators

Worksheets and a Rating Tool to Help You Strengthen Jobsite Safety Climate

Developed based on recommendations and input from stakeholders, these practical tools can be used by contractors to improve safety climate on their jobsites. This workbook is designed to help management and safety professionals learn more about eight leading indicators and how to strengthen them to improve jobsite safety climate and safety outcomes for construction businesses. 

Section 1 – Leading Indicator Worksheets: Each worksheet gives you the opportunity to assess your company’s safety climate maturity level and identify ideas for improving that particular indicator. To use the worksheets:

  • Review the 5-level scoring scale to assess if your company’s safety climate level for that indicator is: Inattentive; Reactive; Compliant; Proactive; or Exemplary.
  • Next, review the ideas you can use to improve that indicator. For each idea, select one of the following four options to realistically prioritize which you will commit to adopt and by when. Congratulations, if you’ve already adopted some of these ideas! Your company is on its way to having an exemplary safety climate.

To allow company’s the flexibility to select the ideas and tailor the worksheets to match their company’s needs new editable version of the worksheets have been developed in Microsoft Word. 

#1 Demonstrating Management Commitment
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#2 Aligning and Integrating Safety as a Value
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#3 Ensuring Accountability at All Levels
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#4 Improving Supervisory Leadership
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#5 Empowering and Involving Employees
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#6 Improving Communication
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#7 Training at All Levels
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#8 Encouraging Owner/Client Involvement
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Section 2 – Safety Climate Assessment Tool (S-CAT)

Our most recent activity has been to create an S-CAT website that provides folks in the construction industry with an opportunity to learn more about the 8 leading indicators of jobsite safety climate, take the S-CAT, and get a tailored report about their own jobsite safety climate maturity based on their answers. The S-CAT report lets individuals and companies compare their level of safety climate maturity to other construction companies. A company can copy and share a  paper version of the S-CAT with their employees to start a discussion and then ask them to enter their answers anonymously online at www.safetyclimateassessment.org. After completing the free online version of the S-CAT, an individual or company can generate a report that presents their safety climate maturity, overall and across the 8 leading indicators, and compares their data to other construction companies.  

If you missed the 30 minute webinar New Safety Climate Assessment Tool (S-CAT) & S-CAT Website: Tools to Self-Assess & Improve Your Company’s Jobsite Safety Climate” you can access it on-demand by clicking here.

To learn more about the Leading Indicator Worksheets and the S-CAT, contact Linda Goldenhar (lgoldenhar@cpwr.com).