One of the truly defining elements of a company's culture is a commitment to employees, clients, and community. Nothing reveals this dedication better than having a great program that demonstrates safety as a corporate core value. When people start to change their personal values and live their lives in a true safety-oriented culture, a natural paradigm shift occurs in how they perceive their jobs, co-workers, spouses, children, families, and friends.
Protecting the welfare of employees, providing a safe work environment, and controlling construction costs are all important factors. However, the importance of safety as a cost-control measure is often overlooked by owners.