What is a safety culture?

Publication Type: 
Safety Meeting
New and Young Workers
Safety Culture
Small Business
A safety culture is a part of organizational culture. It is the collection of beliefs, perceptions, and values that everyone in the workplace has in relation to risks within their workplace.
Successful companies of all sizes provide supportive leadership and encourage employee ownership of safety. By promoting safety as a value, a true sense of commitment is created. Health and safety become a recognized strategic priority on the path to a thriving and prosperous business.
The Ontario government’s free Health and Safety Training Awareness package, consisting of a poster and a workbook for workers and supervisors, is a great place to start.