Let’s start with a simple quote from OSHA’s website:
It has been observed at the OSHA VPP sites and confirmed by independent research that developing strong safety cultures have the single greatest impact on accident reduction of any process. It is for this single reason that developing these cultures should be top priority for all managers and supervisors.
For this reason our primary focus is to help businesses develop and improve their safety culture. The traditional risk assessment that most insurance companies provide is actually not designed to improve your business. It’s only meant to assess your hazards and assign a price to your level of risk. While these assessments can be a useful tool in improving your procedures, it’s only a band-aid that treats the symptoms. In order to truly improve your results a Culture of Safety needs to be established in your company.