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Creating a culture of health and safety

The health and safety culture of an organisation is measured by workers' attitudes, values and beliefs that people share with respect to work health and safety.

Frequent and informal communication between workers and management on safety and injury management raises workers' awareness of health and safety matters and can potentially contribute to a positive preventative safety culture.

Statistics show that people work more safely when they are involved in the decision making process and have immediate feedback about their work.

Managers that model behaviour by making a personal contribution to WHS consultation can significantly change the way their team thinks about health and safety in the workplace.

Rewarding positive contributions to health and safety in the workplace has lasting effects to culture change.

Page last updated: 01 Apr 2014