AREA OF ANALYSIS

Safety Culture—Management Sets the Tone

An effective risk reduction strategy must be aligned with a corporate safety vision. Everyone in a company has to understand that senior management values safety and expects its people to behave appropriately. Every level of the organization must understand the overarching reasons for the vision, and that the organizational structure, management processes, technology, and human resources create a supportive framework to live the vision.

Although this might sound obvious, safety culture is normally found among the top causes of incidents and accidents in process industries and their consequences can range from minor personal injuries to catastrophes making the headlines.

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