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A learning culture or a blame culture?

Signs of a Learning Culture Signs of a Blame Culture
Everyone is encouraged and feels motivated to report their safety concerns People who report are seen as troublemakers
People receive feedback and are commended for bringing risks to management’s attention  People are  blamed or held accountable for creating the risks in the first place
Procedures are clear and simple and have been developed in consultation with the workforce Too many rules and procedures, complex and difficult to follow, no workforce involvement
If you want to improve safety culture, consider asking your workforce for their views – is the perception that the safety culture is biased towards learning or blame?
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