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- Challenges against positive health and safety culture

The culture of an organization makes the greatest contribution to the health and safety performance of an organization. Unfortunately, culture is not an easy concept to understand; measure or manage. A good safety management system can only go some way to setting the scene for developing a good culture, but a culture goes much deeper than that. Before anything that can be discussed one needs to be clear about what the safety culture means. The culture may be positive or negative and will pervade the whole organization from top to bottom. It takes long time to develop a good culture, may be beyond five years. But the erosion can occur very quickly than its growth. A negative culture costs lives and money. It is not difficult to create a positive safety culture unless all those challenges in its way are defeated as discussed below.