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Saturday, August 2, 2014

Beyond Crisis: Focusing On A Culture Of Workplace Safety Can Deliver Bottom Line Results

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While the number of workplace accident rates is on the decline in the U.S., a number of high-profile and serious accidents in recent years has led to new safety processes. To create a healthier and safer workplace, UL, a global safety science leader, believes that organizations must establish a culture in which employees actively identify indicators of unsafe conditions, both through formal and informal processes before a crisis hits. In doing so, organizations can learn from safety-related failures, or events that point to the potential for major negative outcomes, and implement necessary changes.
"The evolution of safety in the U.S. has a long and storied past with memorable tragic and catastrophic events. Each one provides a unique perspective for how we can prevent future events, if we take the time to learn from them," said Todd Hohn, UL's global workplace health and safety director. "However, we also believe learning happens through ongoing, day-to-day employee engagement in safety, not just when a crisis occurs."
UL recently hosted a workplace health and safety roundtable in which a number of participants representing a cross-section of senior business executives, insurance and risk management professionals, occupational medicine physicians, university faculty members, research and other subject matter experts came together to discuss pressing issues in creating a workplace health and safety culture today. Some of the...
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