Nova Scotia Regional Safety Group, December update

December 13, 2019 Sue ElliottHealth and Safety 83 Views

Baking It In - Creating a culture of safety.

Over the past 6 months Nova Scotia Regional Safety Groups have met to talk about what the culture of safety looks like in their facilities and what they would like it to look like by the end of 2020.

We’ve had the opportunity to meet, share and highlight what’s important and where some of the gaps lie. Five pillars emerged from both discussions and with some reading and investigations into tools WCB has at its disposal. The five pillars for safety culture are as follows:

  1. Management Commitment
  2. Employee Ownership
  3. Systems Data 
  4. Overall Safety Integration
  5. Overall employee engagement  

We surveyed the group at our last event and asked them the following 5 questions.

  1. What three things can leaders DO to show commitment to safety?
  2. What are three things leaders can DO to enable others to act?
  3. What are the top three leading or predictive KPI’s that influence safety outcomes?
  4. Where are three places you would like to see safety as a focus in your business strategy?
  5. What are the top three ways to recognize safety performance in your plant?

There was some great discussion and we will be sharing the answers to those questions with those who were in attendance.

If you would like to learn more about this event or EMC in general, please feel free to reach out to me at

Wishing you all the best,

Susan Elliott