Worker Participation

Workers must feel valued in the entire process of developing a safety culture. Without the workers’ participation, the transition will be forced and doomed to fail because of the constant reinforcement of rules and internal regulations. Supervisors will then be forced to punish unsafe behavior disproportionately to rewarding safe behaviors. Workers should feel empowered to:

  • Access information regarding safety and health policies
  • Participate in all phases of the program design and implementation
  • Report injury and illness without retaliation or adverse consequences
  • Suggest how to remove barriers to health and safety
  • Hold peers and management accountable for safety and health