Establishing a safety culture – and ensuring that employees internalise the culture's values – doesn't just make good sense; it makes good business sense. Therefore, it is incumbent upon every company to firmly establish a safety culture and make a concerted effort to convey the value that the company places on safety.

Effective, internalised safety efforts reduce injuries and incidents; assist in the attainment of a sustainable world-class safety culture; lower employees compensation, insurance and lost workday case costs; lessen the likelihood of damaging the environment; and reduce the possibility of legal liabilities. Plus, an improved safety performance actually leads to increased productivity and profitability.

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