Safety Culture

Safety Culture, 1st Edition

An Innovative Leadership Approach

Safety Culture, 1st Edition,Nathan Crutchfield,James Roughton,ISBN9780123964960






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This book cuts to the heart of how to implement and manage an effective safety culture using innovative networking, communications, and techniques that can be easily implemented.

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Key Features

  • How to develop a foundation to improve the perception of safety, analyze the organizational culture and its impact on the safety management system, and review the importance of developing a influential network
  • Provides a format for establishing goals and objectives, discusses the impact of leadership on the safety management system and the roles and responsibilities needed as well as methods to gain employee participation
  • Tools to enhance the safety management system, the education and training of employees, how to assess the current safety management system, and the process of curation is introduced


Current safety and risk management guidelines necessitate that organizations develop and formally manage their understanding and knowledge of the standards and protocols of risk management. The impact of communication and human performance on the identification and control of hazards and associated risk must be addressed in a structured manner. This core reference provides a complete guide to creating a comprehensive and effective safety culture.

Safety Culture is a reference for safety and risk professionals and a training text for corporate-based learners and students at university level. The book will keep safety and risk management professionals up-to-date and will provide the tools needed to develop consistent and effective organizational safety protocols.


Safety and Loss Prevention Specialists; Industrial Hygienists. Chemical Engineers, Process Engineers, Mechanical Engineers.

Nathan Crutchfield

Masters degree in Business Administration, Georgia State University; Bachelor of Civil Engineering Technology, Southern Technical Institute (now Southern Polytechnic State University, Marietta, Georgia). Professional designations and affiliatio

Nathan Crutchfield CSP, CPCU, ARM, ARP Nathan is an independent consultant whose professional history encompasses a full range of risk control program design, development, implementation and evaluation. He has provided expertise to a broad array of clients that include public entities, associations, and general industry. He was awarded the National Safety Council’s “Distinguished Service to Safety Award” in 2001 and served on the National Safety Council Board of Directors in 1993 to 1995; was a Vice President, with a major risk management and insurance brokerage for over 20 years. He has been a speaker at various risk and safety conferences throughout his career. He has served on the Executive Board of the Georgia Safety, Health, and Environmental Conference. He received the Georgia Safety, Health, and Environmental Conference’s Earl Everett distinguished Service Award, 2014.

Affiliations and Expertise

Risk control consultant in the development of effective safety culture, safety management systems, and job hazard analysis, USA

James Roughton

Certified Safety Professional (CSP); Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP); Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM); MS in Safety Science; Past President of the Georgia Chapter of ASSE

James Roughton MS, CSP, CRSP, R-CHMM, CIT, CET, Certified Six Sigma Black Belt James is an experienced Safety Professional with an in-depth knowledge in the use of Social Media to help improve productivity. He is accomplished speaker, author, and writer, develops and manages his own web sites that provide a resource network for small businesses at http://www.safetycultureplusacademy.com. Three of his most notable books include, Safety Culture: An Innovative, Leadership Approach, Developing an Effective Safety Culture: A Leadership Approach, and Job Hazard Analysis and A Guide for Voluntary Compliance and Beyond. He is an active board member and web master for the Georgia Conference - www.georgiaconference.org. He is a past President of the Georgia of the ASSE; Past Chair - Gwinnett Safety Professionals, Past Adjunct Professor Safety Technology Lanier Tech, Georgia Tech, and currently adjunct Professor Columbia Southern University. He has received awards for his efforts and was named the Georgia Chapter ASSE Safety Professional of the Year 1998-1999, Project Safe Georgia Award, 2008, and received the Georgia Safety, Health, and Environmental Conference’s Earl Everett distinguished Service Award, 2014.

Affiliations and Expertise

Safety professional and active member, Project Safe, Georgia Safety Advisory Board, Georgia Department of Labor

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Safety Culture, 1st Edition

Part 1, Laying the Foundation

The Perception of Safety

Analyzing the Organizational Culture

Analyzing and Using Your Network

Setting the Direction for the Safety Culture

Part 2, Safety Management Systems Defined

Overview of Basic Safety Management Systems

Management Leadership: Demonstrating Commitment

Leadership and the Effective Safety Culture

Employee Involvement

Part 3, How to Handle the Perception of Risk

Risk Perception - Defining How to Identify Personal Responsibility

Risk Management Principles

Developing an Activity-Based Safety System

Developing the Job Hazard Analysis

Part 4, Tools to Enhance Your Safety Management

Education and Training - Assessing Safety Training Needs

Assessing Your Safety Management System

Becoming a Curator for the Safety Management System–

Final Words, Can You Develop a Culture that Will Sustain Itself?

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