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A second look at safety

For most manufacturers, the working mantra is “safety first.” But what does that mean? For some, it’s about implementing safety devices and automation, like light curtains, emergency stop buttons and collaborative robots. But there’s a whole safety culture that needs to be developed and nurtured on the factory floor.

Turns out, there’s psychology behind safety. A safety culture needs to be embraced not just by the organization in general, but by the individuals working within the organization to the point that it impacts their behavior.

In Automation World, Stephanie Neil dives into Haley & Aldrich’s safety action report and highlights five ways to create risk-competent culture.