Why No One is World Class in Safety

Why No One is World Class in Safety

Despite what you’ve heard, it is not a good thing when organizations label themselves “world class.”

If a pandemic like Covid-19 hits and you have dozens of cases in your workforce, the injury rate you once relied on as a benchmark no longer works as a measure of performance.

The key is maintaining safety consistency over time is a commitment of resources, effort, and passion. Working on safety in a way that convinces the organization that their wellbeing and ability to succeed without negative events is a relentless focus. Only then can leadership create change that is sustainable in an organization.

World class is not about a number. It’s not about a preconceived benchmark. World class is about making sure safety is the lifeblood of an organization. Only then can it be validated by workers, and the industry, that the organization is in a class of its own.

The white paper, “Why No One is World Class in Safety,” explores:

  • The risks in defining your organization as world class.
  • How overconfidence can threaten safety.
  • How safety excellence results from a committed leadership.
  • The factors that strengthen the safety culture for an organization.