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An Overview of the Factors and Processes to Increase Organization Safety Culture

Safety Center March 2016 Webinar

Availability Status: Archived

  • Created: Wednesday January 27th, 2016
  • Source: National Center for Rural Road Safety, Montana Department of Transportation, Missouri Department of Transportation, Nevada Department of Transportation, National Cooperative Highway Research Program
  • Topic: Safety Culture
  • Sub-Topic: Organization Culture
  • Skill Level: Basic
  • Sector: Local, State, Federal, Tribal
  • Profession: Engineers, Enforcement, EMS, Planners, Policy makers
  • Training Format: Training Webinar
  • Duration: 1.5 Hours

Description/Learning Outcomes:

This Safety Center sponsored webinar provided an overview of the NCHRP funded Domestic Scan 14-03 that examined the factors and processes that can support the success of developing a strong safety culture in transportation safety agencies.  (http://www.domesticscan.org/14-03-successful-approaches-for-the-development-of-an-organization-wide-safety-culture-in-transportation-agencies)

The course provided participants a basic understanding of:

  • The definition and relevance of organization safety culture.
  • The factors that help an organization be ready to change its culture.
  • A process through which organization change can be supported.
  • An example of key insights gained from this scan about principles and strategies to change organization safety culture.

 The presenters were:

  • Professor Nicholas Ward, Director, Center for Health and Safety Culture and Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at Montana State University Bozeman
  • Rudy Malfabon, Director, Nevada Department of Transportation
  • Mike Tooley, Director, Montana Department of Transportation
  • Mark Shelton, District Engineer, Missouri Department of Transportation