Q & A: Safety Accountability

Q & A: Safety Accountability

Question: “It is pretty easy to instill safety with our workers who work in our fabrication shop, but we have trouble keeping our installers, who move to different sites daily, to follow some of our safety rules. I think they know we cannot watch them all the time.”

Answer: This a cultural problem for your organization—you’ve two different employee groups each with different attitudes about the value of safety in relation to their scope of work.

I’ve got some thoughts on where to start…

If what you discover amounts to a plain lack of inattention or a willful bending of the rules, then your installers need a dose of accountability, and that’s where policies and discipline come into place.

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