The fact that you’re on the S-CAT website means you’re already taking action to improve your company’s jobsite safety climate and are ready to take the next step by using this free confidential tool. The S-CAT can be used by individuals or companies:
All individuals who complete the S- CAT will receive a report containing their responses compared to aggregated averaged responses from others in the S-CAT database. The report also identifies areas of strength and potential growth. All data entered are completely anonymous. No personal identifiers or contact information is collected.
A Company can ask their employees to complete the S-CAT anonymously. The report generated describes the company’s overall safety climate maturity, identifies areas of strength and potential growth, and compares their data to benchmark data. Companies can use the first report as an internal benchmark of their safety climate maturity, and have employees re-take the S-CAT periodically to track their company’s progress.
If you are interested in a company-level report all you have to do is:
- Contact Dr. Linda Goldenhar at firstname.lastname@example.org. She will need the name of the company, approximate number of people who will be asked to complete the S-CAT, and the start and end-dates for employees to complete the survey.
- She will give you the S-CAT link and a randomly generated unique company code (used to compile the company-level report).
- You will send an email to your employees containing the S-CAT link, the unique code they need to select, and the date by when they need to complete the S-CAT.
Once the end-date deadline is reached, we will send you or your designee the company-level report that you can share with your employees. Employees completing the S-CAT will also receive an individualized report when they submit their answers.
Your company-level report will be completely confidential.
Your company’s name will NOT be included in the database.
Safety as a
- Being present and visible on the jobsite
- Always using safety behaviors and safety practices on the jobsite
- Identifying and reducing job hazards
- Having processes for corrective action following a safety incident
- Compassionately reacting to employee injuries
- Reviewing and analyzing safety policies, procedures and trends
Organizations align and integrate safety as a value by engaging in the following activities:
- Safety is viewed by all as a core value
- Safety is discussed at all regularly scheduled meetings
- Safety is aligned with other values such as productivity and cost reduction
- Safety is integrated into organizational policies and procedures
- Leading safety indicators are used to improve jobsite safety climate
- There is support and resources allocated for implementing safety programs and activities
Organizations ensure safety accountability at all levels by engaging in the following activities:
- Having a system of safety accountability for all members on the jobsite, including employees, supervisors, and managers
- Establishing policies describing safety expectations, roles and responsibilities for creating and maintaining a positive jobsite safety climate
- Creating an incentive structure that promotes and rewards safety processes not just outcomes
Exemplary supervisory leadership is demonstrated within an organization by engaging in the following activities:
- Having a safety vision and being committed to safety
- Providing training to support supervisor safety leadership development
- Those with supervisory responsibilities lead by example, coach, and motivate their crew
Organizations empower and involve employees by engaging in the following activities:
- Empower employees to invest in safety for themselves and fellow co-employees
- Seeking employee input on hazard reduction and safety improvement
- Relying on joint employee-management committees to address specific safety and health concerns
Organizations can communicate better by engaging in the following activities:
- Establishing and maintaining an open line of communication between employees and all levels of management
- Disseminating safety trends to employees and managers
- Promoting organization-wide safety awareness via activities such as newsletters, alerts, and toolbox talks, etc.
Organizations demonstrate commitment to training by engaging in the following activities:
- Providing formal safety trainings for employees, supervisors, and managers
- Requiring OSHA certification for employees and supervisors; as well as additional certification for supervisors
- Training curriculum is tailored to the specific roles and responsibilities at each level of the organization
- Formal and informal training needs assessments are conducted and used
- Training knowledge and certificates are verified for all employees and contractors
- Safety training and curriculum are delivered by qualified content experts
Owners/clients demonstrate jobsite involvement by engaging in the following activities:
- Visibility on the jobsite
- Holding contractors accountable for safety
- Prioritizing safety when selecting contractors
- Utilizing Prevention through Design (PtD) to prevent or reduce jobsite hazards
- Aligning owner incentives with safety
- Holding project owners accountable for safety
For us to most effectively provide you with feedback, we hope you will answer the following questions.
Preliminary research shows that the S-CAT leading indicators predict RIR. To be able to continue testing and improving the S-CAT, we are asking you to share your company’s most recent RIR with us. If you know the RIR click the "I know our RIR" button and enter it in the text box. DO NOT GUESS. If you do not know the RIR or prefer not to answer, please select the “I don’t know” button.
REMINDER – All of your S-CAT responses, including the RIR are completely confidential and will not be shared with anyone.
INDIVIDUAL FEEDBACK REPORT
Thank you for completing your assessment. The Safety Climate Assessment Tool (S-CAT) is designed to help companies measure their jobsite safety climate.
You reported your...
- Current position as:
- Organization as:
- Your company is a:
- Number of hours worked last year:
- Organization's Recordable Injury Rate as:
Organization's Experience Modification Rate as:
- Company Type:
SAFETY CLIMATE LEADING INDICATOR MEAN SCORES
The numbers 1-8 in the chart and table below pertain to the following 8 leading indicators:
- 1. Demonstrating Management Commitment
- 2. Aligning and Integrating Safety as a Value
- 3. Accountability
- 4. Supervisory Leadership
- 5. Empowering and Involving Employees
- 6. Improving Communication
- 7. Training at all Levels
- 8. Owner/Client Involvement
Each bar shows where your responses fall on the safety climate trajectory from inattentive (1) to exemplary (5) for the 8 safety climate leading indicators based on your S-CAT data. The small horizontal black lines represent the benchmark comparison average for all other companies in the S-CAT database for that leading indicator.
Your responses indicate that your organization's highest overall level of safety climate maturity is in the area of , followed by . The lowest area was . Click on the 'How To Improve' tab on the S-CAT website for ideas to strengthen these indicators.
Safety Climate Leading Indicator Average Scores
|The 8 Leading Indicators||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||Overall|
|Your Level of Safety Climate Maturity|