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Safety Culture

Safety culture refers to the attitudes, behaviours, and values within an organization regarding safety. A positive safety culture is created when the organization fosters an environment in which safety is the top priority and rewarding of safe practices is encouraged. This type of culture instils confidence that the workplace is a safe place to work and contributes to employees being more aware of potential hazards and taking the necessary measures to avoid them. Organizations with a positive safety culture have open communication channels where employees feel comfortable expressing concerns and providing feedback. Safety policies and procedures are clearly outlined and consistently enforced, and the organization takes an active role in continuous improvement of safety practices. A strong safety culture can lead to a reduction in workplace accidents and injuries, as well as increased employee morale and productivity.

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