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  1. Department of Commerce Safety Culture APOSHO 26 – Australasian Safety Conference 2011 Ian Munns, Director Policy and Education WorkSafe WA

  2. Department of Commerce Safety Culture

  3. Department of Commerce Safety Culture We use the term “culture” in many varied contexts - • Society Groups • Sporting Teams • Organisations • Historic period • Others

  4. Department of Commerce Safety Culture Culture – • the beliefs, way of life, art, and customs that are shared and accepted by people in a particular society. • the attitudes and beliefs about something that are shared by a particular group of people or in a particular organisation.

  5. Department of Commerce Safety Culture Safety Culture, a definition - “a safety culture is an organisational atmosphere where safety and health is understood to be, and is accepted as, a high priority”.

  6. Department of Commerce Attitudes Environment Systems Safety Culture What factors in the workplace influence a safety culture?

  7. Department of Commerce Safety Culture What makes a good safety culture • Commitment at all levels • OSH is an investment • OSH is part of continuous improvement processes • Training and information for all

  8. Department of Commerce Safety Culture What makes a good safety culture • A system for workplace analysis, hazard prevention and control is in place. • The environment is blame free. • The organisation celebrates successes.

  9. Department of Commerce Safety Culture Elements that need to be considered in the development of a safety culture – • Leadership • Respect • Just and fair • Information • Being Mindful • Learning

  10. Department of Commerce Safety Culture The Regulator – WorkSafe WA • Provides products that can assist in building and maintaining a good safety culture • www.worksafe.wa.gov.au • www.safetyline.wa.gov.au • ?Enforcement.

  11. Department of Commerce Safety Culture There is always more than one way to do things. Think outside the square

  12. Department of Commerce Safety Culture What can I do ???

  13. Department of Commerce Safety Culture

  14. Department of Commerce • THE END • ( Well …. not really …)