Planning For Safety, Health & Environmental Performance: Creating An Enhanced Culture

Source: The Topf Organization
Corporate excellence in the 21st century will require more than high profitability and productivity
Corporate excellence in the 21st century will require more than high profitability and productivity. It will mean superior safety and environmental performance.

The key to safety and environmental excellence lies in creating a new culture. Culture is defined as the ideas, customs, values, norms, attitudes, commitments, and behaviors of a group of people in a given period. When the "ideas, customs, values, norms and attitudes", of the people in your organization reflect a commitment to safety and environmental compliance, performance levels will rise.

Creating an enhanced culture involves taking the best from your company's current culture and incorporating new values and standards that are aligned with leaderships vision for the 21st century.

The purpose of the Planning for Safety, Health, and Environmental Excellence process is to empower your leadership to:

  • Create a vision for a new safety, health, and environmental culture.
  • Create the purpose, objectives and goals to support and achieve this vision.
  • Develop criteria for the measurement and acknowledgment of performance.
  • Determine leaderships commitment to safety, health, and the environment.
  • Identify critical safety, health, and environmental issues.
  • Create a shared safety, health, and environmental vision and public identity.
  • Develop the mission and direction to realize this vision.
  • Develop objectives to address the issues.
  • Set specific, measurable, and time-phased goals for the accomplishment of the objectives.
  • Develop strategies to accomplish these goals.
  • Determine a unified safety, health, and environmental internal and external public identity for the company.
  • Create qualitative and quantitative criteria for the measurement of safety, health and environmental performance.
  • Determine an appropriate acknowledgment system for goal accomplishment.
  • Determine subsequent steps for continuing and completing this process.
This work will consist of three phases.

The Topf Organization will assist your planning committee in determining how to:

  • Plan the sessions
  • Select the participants
  • Promote the sessions
  • Conduct the sessions
  • Facilitating the workshop

The results will be produced in highly interactive, goal oriented, strategic planning sessions, supplemented with appropriate lecture type materials and information. There will be large and small group processes and discussion. The group will also learn organizational effectiveness skills in such areas as:

  • Communication
  • Responsibility/Accountability
  • Agreements
  • Commitment
  • Group Problem – Solving
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Understanding the Planning Process

Supporting and Reinforcing Final Results
We will jointly determine the degree of expertise required for the on-going support, completion and reinforcement of this strategic planning process.

The Topf Organization, 3000 Valley Forge Circle, Suite G-15, King of Prussia, PA 19406. Tel: 610-783-1776; Fax: 610-783-1775.