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Re-Strengthening Positive Safety Culture when there is a Fear and Pressure in the Work Culture


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1 SNDT Women's University, Director-Forum of Behavioural Safety, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Fear and pressure in almost all work cultures across the globe are being experienced by the employees and the harmful consequences of the same. How does safety culture gets impeded by these factors, and how to resolve for a better work culture, are concerns for this article. The 222 industry professionals participated in the study which revealed that fear and pressure are the deterrents for promoting positive safety culture. Five themes are identified based on industrial sectors. Managerial Implications are discussed which emphasize that positive well-being culture is a long-term intervention involving the first top person to the last one, along with frequent measurable reviews following a planned/Informed roadmap. Qualitative research in this paper makes a lot of ways forward in this regard. Lacking positive safety culture should be considered as non-compliant, as safety systems alone don't save from incidents.
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Harbans Lal
SNDT Women's University, Director-Forum of Behavioural Safety, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Fear and pressure in almost all work cultures across the globe are being experienced by the employees and the harmful consequences of the same. How does safety culture gets impeded by these factors, and how to resolve for a better work culture, are concerns for this article. The 222 industry professionals participated in the study which revealed that fear and pressure are the deterrents for promoting positive safety culture. Five themes are identified based on industrial sectors. Managerial Implications are discussed which emphasize that positive well-being culture is a long-term intervention involving the first top person to the last one, along with frequent measurable reviews following a planned/Informed roadmap. Qualitative research in this paper makes a lot of ways forward in this regard. Lacking positive safety culture should be considered as non-compliant, as safety systems alone don't save from incidents.