April 15, 2005
ES&H Safety Tip of the Week: Creating a Strong Safety
Performing our work safely is important on both an individual and group
basis. Bringing a team spirit to safety is key to creating a culture of
safe practices that is embedded in all areas of our Laboratory.
safety issues with your coworkers before you begin a task.
Photo by Diana Rogers
Are you helping to create a culture of safety here at SLAC? Ask yourself
the following questions:
• Are safety and safety terms a part of your language at work?
• Are workplace safety practices a
part of your job description and your performance reviews?
• Are safe behaviors specified and
enforced in your work?
• Do you feel rewarded, and do you
reward others, in a tangible, visible way for promoting safety?
• Are safety concerns evident in your
interaction with other staff?
• When you begin a new task, are you
briefed and do you brief others on safety procedures and on the
consequences for ignoring safety practices or engaging in unsafe
• Do you observe and correct hazards
when you see them?
• Do you always ‘dress for success’
by using the appropriate protective gear and equipment?
• Is safety a topic at every meeting
and are the meetings well attended?
Let’s work together to make the Laboratory a safe and secure
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