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Safety Culture and Safety Climate

S-CAT for Small Contractors

The Safety Climate Assessment Tool for Small Contractors (S-CATsc) is based on the structure and content of the original S-CAT but was re-designed for use by smaller sized construction company employers.  Companies can use the S-CATsc to conduct a needs assessment and then receive a report of what a company currently doing to strengthen their jobsite safety climate. In addition, employer and employee S-CATsc responses shared with CPWR are being compiled to identify and develop materials and resources for small construction contractors to use to strengthen their company’s safety climate.

Click here to download a copy of the S-CAT SC workbook in English and click here for the Spanish version. The S-CAT SC workbook also contains ideas that you can use to help strengthen those areas where you feel your company could do better.  Find free resources and materials to help you implement the ideas below.

The S-CATSC uses the following eight leading indicators to assess a company’s safety climate:

  1. Demonstrates Management Commitment to Safety
  2. Promotes and Incorporates Safety as a Value
  3. Ensures Accountability at All Levels
  4. Supports Effective Supervisory Leadership
  5. Empowers and Involves Employees
  6. Communicates Effectively
  7. Provides Training at All Levels
  8. Encourages Owner/Client Involvement

You can use the S-CATSC to assess how your company is doing or complete it anonymously online by clicking here for the English version or clicking here for the Spanish version. If you complete the free online version of the S-CATSC, a report will automatically be generated that includesyour responses and an assessment of how you are doing on each of the eight leading indicators.

  • Click here to download the S-CATSC worksheet in English and click here for the Spanish version.
  • Click here to download the list of ideas in English and click here for the Spanish version, and the following are resources currently available to help you implement them.

Free Resources & Materials to Help Implement the Ideas

Foundations for Safety Leadership (FSL) was developed to provide safety leadership skills. This free program can be used with supervisory personnel, management, and workers. It is also an approved OSHA 30-hour elective module.

Resources to conduct a Job Hazard Analysis instructions and related resources on how to conduct a job hazard analysis developed by the Maine Department of Labor.

Planning Tools to Reduce Injuries and Related Costs 

Planning to protect employees from silica exposure – tools and resources

Planning to prevent strain and sprain injuries — tools and resources — Watch the video to see how you can use the resources in your company.

Training & Educational Resources on Specific Construction Hazards and Solutions

OSHA Safe Workplace + Sound Business Resources



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