Safety climate is a snapshot of an organization’s perceived “state of safety,” at a point in time. Across many industries, a positive safety climate is associated with fewer accidents, higher job satisfaction, less turnover and greater worker well-being. By measuring safety climate, organizations can identify behaviors, beliefs and values of workers and consider how the workplace can support positive safety and health decisions while managing productivity demands.
In this new podcast episode, we will hear from the Institute’s Safety Climate lab led by Dr. Emily (Yueng Hsiang) Huang, Ph.D. and learn about safety climate, the difference between safety climate and culture, as well as safety climate research and consulting opportunities to help assess and improve workplace safety in your workforce.
The second half of the episode is a round table discussion with two of the Safety Climate Lab’s research partners, Dale Lindstrom from DeWitt Construction Demetra Star from Fortis Construction. Dale and Demetra share how each of their organizations are addressing safety climate in their workforce and their experience working with the safety climate team.
Where can I listen to the “Safety Climate” podcast episode?
- Listen and subscribe on Soundcloud or download the Soundcloud app for your Apple iOS or Android device and search “OccHealthSci”
- Listen and subscribe on Apple Podcast, and search “OccHealthSci”
- New for Fall 202o, listeners can also tune in and listen on OHWC’s YouTube channel
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Additional safety in the workplace resources:
- Read our blog highlighting safety climate partners and learn more about the Safety Climate Lab’s research and consulting opportunities and how your organization can get involved.
- Health Impacts Safety toolbox and safety meeting guides support organizations integrating workplace safety, health and well-being. Each Total Worker Health® guide can be downloaded and printed freely and includes a video and user guide.
- Oregon Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (OR-FACE), a NIOSH sponsored program designed to prevent occupational fatalities through surveillance, targeted investigation, assessment and outreach associated with traumatic work-related deaths in Oregon has free Toolbox Talks.
- Access Oregon Healthy Workforce Center’s Total Worker Health® toolkits and tools by visiting, YourWorkpath.com to gain access to resources that can help improve workplace safety, health and well-being.