Safety training can help employees become safer, but without insight into how individuals contribute to the safety climate, even the most extensive safety program will have limited success. “Traditional safety solutions focus on processes, but not people,” says Ryan Ross, vice president of consulting at Hogan. “Creating a safety climate is different — it focuses on people, not systems.”
Dr. Robert Hogan, president of Hogan, identifies three factors that are critical in improving workplace safety: culture of worker engagement, worker personality, and organizational leadership.
“These elements must come together before workplace safety can be improved,” states Hogan. “The SafeSystem model evaluates an organization’s current safety climate, profiles the safety orientation of new job applicants and current employees, and provides wrap-around coaching solutions that promote a workplace culture of safety.”
The Hogan SafeSystem is made up of three components to build and maintain a culture of safe working practices:
• SafeSystem Climate Survey: Provides critical feedback regarding the existing perceptions of safety at all levels in the organization via a companywide safety score.
• Hogan Safety Assessment: Examines individual participant scores against the six safety-related personality competencies and provides valuable information for hiring and developing candidates with safe work behaviors.
• SafeSystem Coaching Process: This process is designed to accurately identify safe tendencies within an organizational context, providing leadership with the necessary feedback to build and maintain a culture of safe working practices.
Hogan’s SafeSystem components are based on the Hogan Personality Inventory (HPI), considered the industry standard for measuring personality in relation to job performance. Based on more than 30 years of research and validation, the HPI is the foundation of thousands of active selection and development programs across the globe.
“Individual personality drives behavior, but this is often the forgotten component in safety programs,” says Ross. “This crucial component is measurable and actionable. Rather than purchase a new safety program or different equipment, organizations can benefit more from an approach that will help them understand and modify the behavior of the people.”
For more information on Hogan’s SafeSystem, visit hogansafesystem.com.
Hogan Assessment Systems is a global personality assessment provider that helps companies select employees, develop leaders, and identify talent. Hogan specializes in identifying high potential candidates for targeted positions, providing leadership development tools to help emerging leaders realize their full potential, and determining relationships between individual personality characteristics and safety performance. Hogan’s assessments can be administered in over 40 languages and are available on a state-of-the-art platform, giving customers accurate feedback within seconds of completion. For more information visit hoganassessments.com.
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