Systemic Safety Culture
In recent years, discussions about the implementation of a Safety Culture, aka. Culture of Safety have been vogue. The Rapid Response Institute has been on the vanguard of this industry transformation.
We recognize that in critical infrastructure sectors much of field operations work products are accomplished by contractors and their subcontractors (the organizational ecosystems).
Working with key industry players, we have developed a suit of deliverables that directly address these emerging needs. This systemic approach addresses the full field operations process including:
- Human, Process, Environment Interfaces
- Holistic Model
- Linkages are Weak Points (Including Supply Chain)
- Real Time Systems (Smart Equipment)
- Appropriate Human Training
- Human Factors & Behavioral Economics
Systemic Safety Culture as the Core Set of Values and Behavioral Economics of ALL participants of the extended organization and its Enterprise Risk Management strategy that reflect a Strong Bond Governance commitment to behaving as a High Reliability Enterprise Ecosystem in a safe and environmentally responsible manner.
Characteristics of a Robust Safety Culture
- Problem Identification and Resolution
- Personal Accountability
- Work Processes
- Continuous Learning
- An Environment for Raising Concerns
- Effective Communications
- Trust and Respect
- Inquiring Attitude
In a culture of safety, people are not merely encouraged to work toward change; they take action when it is needed. Inaction in the face of safety problems is taboo, and eventually the pressure comes from all directions — from peers as well as leaders. There is no room in a culture of safety for those who uselessly point fingers or say, “Safety is not my responsibility, so I’ll file a report and wash my hands of it.”
— Institute for Healthcare Improvement
It is common practice for parties to refer to a singular industry ‘Safety Culture.’ In reality since each organization has its own culture, there are literally hundreds if not thousands of Safety Cultures in any critical infrastructure sector.
This is important consideration when transforming to a Systemic Safety Culture.
Featured Safety Culture Deliverables
The Rapid Response Institute has codified a suite of solutions developed with and for organizations in critical infrastructure sectors. Moreover, the full suite of solutions support these featured deliverables. Checkout our book, Implementing a Culture of Safety.