TnA Safety’s Outreach Mantra

What is safety culture?

A widely used definition, developed by Advisory Committee on the Safety of Nuclear Installations (ACSNI) (yr), describes safety culture as:

“The product of individual and group values, attitudes, perceptions, competencies and patterns of behavior that determine the commitment to, and the style and proficiency of, an organization’s health and safety management.”

(ACSNI) also goes on to say that:

“Organizations with a positive safety culture are characterized by communications founded on mutual trust, by shared perceptions of the importance of safety and by confidence in the efficacy of preventive measures.”

Behavior-based safety (BBS) is the “application of science of behavior change to real world problems”.[1] BBS “focuses on what people do, analyzes why they do it, and then applies a research-supported intervention strategy to improve what people do”.[2] At its very core BBS is based on a larger scientific field called Organizational Behavior Analysis.[3]

TnA Safety’s Outreach Missions will embrace these definitions to implement our safety goals in the United States and around the world.

WE WILL!

Establish Common Safety Goals: All members that subscribe to this community safety effort across the United States and the world will each have a responsibility to lead by good example they must accept that to be considered as being responsible means that they actively define and support the safety goals and missions of this organization.

Define the Value of a Safety Culture: TnA Safety is dedicated to showing you the value of your contributions & donations through education, donation goals, active communication and leadership.

Build a Quality Safety Culture: Our method is simple, we actively listen to the community safety related concerns and questions, we publicly communicate the issues with transparency as they arise, we reflect on them, allow time for research and due diligence, construct our opinions, poll the data researched and elicited for or by the public’s opinion, form a general consensus regarding these expressed views and take action to attempt the most promising solutions based on the best and most compelling data presented, we then determine and report on if progress has been made, if things are better all around our energy and focus will be better attuned and as a result more safety oriented, if some results are positive but other results are questionable or below our expectations we will then take these questions and concerns to begin the process once more, continually improving our safety culture.

Monitoring Our Process: Evaluation will be communicated in TnA Safety’s monthly newsletters and blog subscriptions and through the ongoing management of TnA Safety Outreach subscriber and member communications. Before making a decision with your donations TnA Safety’s Outreach will elicit weighted opinions from focus groups, surveys, case studies, events, relevant commercial and social media and blog: polls, posts, comments. We will use your inputs to create viable budgets that properly distribute and utilize the proceeds and donations given to the creation of Safety Missions that deal with domestic and international work place safety and compliance concerns this approach will aid in growth over time and a focused impact within the United States and around the world.

Commit to Continued Improvement: Our mission across this community and organization is safety. At TnA Safety Outreach we realize that this can take many forms, including asking direct reports and leaders like you to share your opinions so that we can create safety success stories. Your positive and constructive feedback through recognition of or for improvement in specified areas of interest and contribution will define the use of your donations. We truly appreciate your interest and passion about the decisions and safety specific efforts we will undertake together, we encourage your participation through honest communication, your opinions, contributions and financial gifts. Your assistance will lead and shape the world into a safer place. Thank you!

Notes and References:

  1. ^ Staff. “Introduction to Behavioral Safety” Cambridge Center for Behavior Studies.
  2. ^ Geller, E. Scott (2004). “Behavior-based safety: a solution to injury prevention: behavior-based safety ’empowers’ employees and addresses the dynamics of injury prevention.” Risk & Insurance. 15 (12, 01 Oct) p. 66
  3. ^ a b Matthews, Grainne A. “Behavioral Safety from the Consumer’s Perspective: Determining Who Really Provides Behavior safety.” Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies.

 

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