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Safety Culture and Safety Climate

Strengthening Jobsite Safety Climate by Using and Improving Leading Indicators

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

This workbook, developed based on recommendations and input from stakeholders, is designed to help management and safety professionals learn about eight leading safety climate indicators and provides safety management strategies they can use to strengthen them.

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.

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)

The Safety Climate Assessment tool (S-CAT) is a reliable and valid survey instrument (Probst and Goldenhar, 2019) that  companies can use to assess their Safety Climate Maturity across eight leading safety climate indicators. The S-CAT report allows companies to compare their safety climate maturity scores to others working in the construction industry who have completed the S-CAT.  A company can copy and share a paper version of the S-CAT (also available in Spanishwith their employees to start a discussion and then ask them to enter their answers anonymously online at www.safetyclimateassessment.org. which can be completed in English or Spanish

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).

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