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273 - Developing A Custom Perception Survey - A ProAct Safety Workshop

January 21st, 2013 · Comments

The fact that perceptions affect safety cultures is undeniable, yet the best intending organizations often pay little attention to perceptions and the conditioning affect they have on new employees or the company. Whether accurate or not, perceptions become culturally-norming beliefs. When these common beliefs are combined with unclear values, potentially negative attitudes, and hypercompetitive priorities, a dangerous mixture of influences is placed on individuals attempting to solve problems in day-to-day operations. The need to understand perceptions and what drives them is critical.

Many organizations measure perceptions, but few effectively manage them. There are two types of perceptions: accurate and inaccurate. Which ones are you responding to? Perceptions are influenced by multiple sources, both internal and external. Unmanaged perceptions negatively affect safety communication. Even worse, they have been identified as contributing factors in multiple catastrophic incidents.

Culture is made up of common practices, attitudes, and perceptions of risks that influence behavioral choices at work and away from work. Culture is also influenced by management, leadership, supervision, workplace conditions, and logistics. Measuring a culture involves a complex metric of perceptions, workplace realities, past accident history, and inter-connectivity of the people.

Perceptions are an important consideration when determining methods to improve safety or other aspects of performance. Perceptions affect behaviors, and they should be measured to determine a starting place for cultural modification efforts. Perception surveys can help identify areas for improvement and can serve as a baseline for measuring the effectiveness of improvement efforts.

The workshop focuses on how to measure, understand, and manage the perceptions that either facilitate or impede achieving and sustaining safety excellence. Attendees will be provided with extensive examples of perception survey report templates and detailed examples of different reporting styles.

During this workshop you will learn how to:

  • Build Support
  • Define the scope
  • Determine the goals
  • Define the users and audience
  • Define terminology
  • Determine categories and appropriate statement
  • Tools to analyze and categorize findings
  • How to administer electronically and manually
  • How to maintain trust in the survey process and hidden pitfalls to avoid
  • Categorize the results by focusing on internally-implementable action plans

For more information contact ProAct Safety at 936.273.8700 or info (at) ProActSafety.com

Shawn M. Galloway

ProAct Safety

www.ProActSafety.com

www.SafetyCultureExcellence.com


Tags: Safety Observations · Employee Involvement · Organizational Safety Culture · Change Management · Videos · Safety Perception Surveys · Safety Culture Assessment · Public Events · Safety Culture Excellence · Leading Indicators for Safety

238 - Perception Surveys: Myths and Managing Results

May 21st, 2012 · Comments

Greetings, this podcast recorded while in Soda Springs, Idaho. For the podcast this week I’d like to share an article I wrote that was published in March 2012 in my column in BIC Magazine. It was titled, Perception Surveys: Myths and Managing Results. The published article can either be found at www.BICAllliance.com or under Insights at www.ProActSafety.com.

I hope you enjoy the podcast this week. If you would like to download or play on demand our other podcasts, please visit the ProAct Safety’s podcast website at: http://www.safetycultureexcellence.com. If you would like access to archived podcasts (older than 90 days – dating back to January 2008) please visit www.ProActSafety.com/Store.

Have a great week!

Shawn M. Galloway

ProAct Safety, Inc

Tags: Employee Involvement · Organizational Safety Culture · Change Management · Articles · Safety Perception Surveys · Safety Culture Assessment

228 - Developing and Administering a Custom Perception Survey Workshop

March 12th, 2012 · Comments

Greetings everyone, I wanted to share with you a new workshop we have created to help you further improve your safety culture and performance and achieve safety culture excellence. To see the currently scheduled dates and locations around the world, please visit www.proactsafety.com and click on the events tab. If you would like information on a private workshop, seminar, keynote speech or consulting, contact us at info @ proactsafety.com This particular workshop is titled: Developing and Administering a Custom Perception Survey.

To register: http://proactsafety.com/events/developing-custom-perception-survey

I hope to see you there!

Shawn M. Galloway

ProAct Safety, Inc.

Tags: Safety Management · Safety Measurement · Safety Perception Surveys · Safety Culture Assessment · Public Events

217 - The Five Dangerous Safety Perceptions – Culture Shock with Shawn M. Galloway

January 22nd, 2012 · Comments

International Safety Excellence Coach Shawn M. Galloway of ProAct Safety shares the five most frequently found perceptions that become dangerous beliefs in organizations on the path to safety excellence. To see more Culture Shock Videos or read Shawn's column in Canadian Occupational Safety Magazine, visit www.cos-mag.com. For all articles, videos and podcasts visit www.ProActSafety.com/Insights or the blog at www.SafetyCultureExcellence.com

Have a great week!

Shawn M. Galloway

ProAct Safety, Inc.

Tags: Safety Management · Safety Measurement · Organizational Safety Culture · Change Management · Videos · Safety Perception Surveys

212 - Do-It-Yourself Safety Perception Surveys: Six Important Steps

December 19th, 2011 · Comments

Greetings, this podcast recorded while in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. For the podcast this week I’d like to share an article I wrote that was published in the December 2011 edition of BIC Magazine. It was titled “Do-It-Yourself Safety Perception Surveys: Six Important Steps”. The published article can either be found at www.BICALLIANCE.com or under Insights at www.ProActSafety.com.

I hope you enjoy the podcast this week. If you would like to download or play on demand our other podcasts, please visit the ProAct Safety podcast website at: http://www.safetycultureexcellence.com

Have a great week!

Shawn M. Galloway

ProAct Safety, Inc

Tags: Organizational Safety Culture · Articles · Safety Perception Surveys · Leading Safety · Safety Culture Assessment

205 - Safety Measurement: The Dysfunctional Big Picture

October 31st, 2011 · Comments

Greetings, this podcast recorded while working in Anchorage, Alaska. For the podcast this week I’d like to share an article I wrote that was published in the October 2011 edition of EHS Today. It was titled “Safety Measurement: The Dysfunctional Big Picture”. The published article can either be found at www.EHSToday.com or under Insights at www.ProActSafety.com.

I hope you enjoy the podcast this week. If you would like to download or play on demand our other podcasts, please visit the ProAct Safety’s podcast website at: http://www.safetycultureexcellence.com

Have a great week!

Shawn M. Galloway

ProAct Safety, Inc

Tags: Safety Management · Safety Measurement · Performance Management · Change Management · Articles · Safety Perception Surveys · Leading Safety

170 - Challenging, Changing Five Dangerous Safety Perceptions

February 28th, 2011 · Comments

Greetings, this podcast recorded while working in Chicago, IL. For the podcast this week I’d like to share an article I wrote that was published in the December 2010/January 2011 edition of BIC Magazine. It was titled “Challenging, Changing Five Dangerous Safety Perceptions”. The published article can either be found at www.BICALLIANCE.com or under Insights at www.ProActSafety.com.

I hope you enjoy the podcast this week. If you would like to download or play on demand our other podcasts, please visit the ProAct Safety’s podcast website at: http://www.safetycultureexcellence.com

Have a great week!

Shawn M. Galloway

ProAct Safety, Inc

Tags: Safety Management · Organizational Safety Culture · Change Management · Articles · Safety Perception Surveys

169 - The Five Most Dangerous Safety Perceptions: The Belief Barriers to Excellence

February 21st, 2011 · Comments

Greetings, this podcast recorded while working in San Diego, California. For the podcast this week I’d like to share an article I wrote that was published in the November 2010 edition of BIC Magazine. It was titled “The Five Most Dangerous Safety Perceptions: The Belief Barriers to Excellence”. The published article can either be found at www.BICAlliance.com or under Insights at www.ProActSafety.com. Here you will find a link to other insights into safety excellence.

I hope you enjoy the podcast this week. If you would like to download or play on demand our other podcasts, please visit the ProAct Safety’s podcast website at: http://www.safetycultureexcellence.com

Have a great week!

Shawn M. Galloway

ProAct Safety, Inc

Tags: Safety Management · Articles · Safety Perception Surveys

154 - 6 Basic Steps For Conducting Safety Perception Surveys: Culture Shock With Shawn Galloway

November 7th, 2010 · Comments

Greetings all! For the video podcast this month, I share 6 basic steps for conducting your own safety perception survey.  You can either watch the video here at www.SafetyCultureExcellence.com, at www.ProActSafety.com/Insights, or directly on the magazine’s site at: http://cos-mag.com or you can watch it below from YouTube.

I hope you enjoy and have a great week!

Shawn M. Galloway

ProAct Safety, Inc.

Tags: Safety Measurement · Videos · Safety Perception Surveys

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