Survey reveals importance of safety
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The third annual Electrical Safety Survey from Fluke Corporation found that sentiment about who is most responsible for safety has remained the same over the past three years.
Workers are ranked most responsible for safety, but a feeling among respondents is organizations can be doing a better job in creating a safe work environment. Despite 98 per cent of respondents agreeing that a strong culture of safety is important in keeping workers safe, only 37 per cent agree that most companies have one.
The survey reveals the perception of the use or lack of use of PPE, participation in safety training and classes, and the role innovative tools and technologies play in improving workplace safety.
“A robust culture of safety is vital for organizations who truly want to keep their workers safe, yet many workers find the emphasis is not always adequate to do the job,” said Heather Rasmussen, Global Content Manager, Fluke Corporation. “This year’s survey reinforces how important safety is to workers and how they look to their supervisors and managers to set the tone and provide the tools and training to make that happen.”