Best Practice in Organizational & Safety Culture

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Overview of best practice in Organizational & Safety Culture Offshore Helicopter Safety Inquiry
Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada May 2010

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TABLE OF CONTENTS 1 2 Executive Summary .............................................................................1 Introduction ..........................................................................................3 2.1 2.2 Limitations and Caveats.................................................................................4 Background ....................................................................................................4

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Defining Safety Culture - What is a Safety Culture?...........................5 Key Traits & Features of Culture.........................................................6 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 Defining the Different Aspects of Culture.....................................................7 National Culture.............................................................................................7 Professional Culture.......................................................................................7 Organizational Culture...................................................................................8 Safety Culture ................................................................................................8 Safety Climate................................................................................................9 Maturity of the Safety Culture .....................................................................10

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Developing a Positive Safety Culture ................................................12 5.1 5.2 5.3 Engineering a Reporting Culture .................................................................12 Engineering a Just Culture ...........................................................................12 Engineering a flexible culture ......................................................................13

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The Relationship between Culture & the Management of Risk ........14 6.1 Creating an Environment for the Right Safety Culture ...............................15

The Role of Safety management Systems in Culture ........................16 7.1 7.2 What is a Safety Management System.........................................................16 Key Elements of an SMS.............................................................................17

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Has Safety Culture been implemented successfully? Can this be

measured? .................................................................................................21 9 10 10.1 10.2

Conclusion..........................................................................................22 Appendices .....................................................................................23 Appendix A: Case Study One (1) – Du Pont ..............................................23 Appendix B:...
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