Safety excellence does not come from simply having a safety culture, rather it is achieved through integrating safety into the culture of your business. EHS Today staffer Richard Fulwiler explains how companies don't have separate HR cultures or customer service culture, so why should safety be separate from the overall company?
Fulwiler explains that company cultures incorporate the best the most critical elements and safety is one of those elements that must included for success:
...safety initially must be embraced as a corporate value before it can be part of the enterprise's culture. The safety and health function of an enterprise can work tirelessly to improve safety performance, but if safety is not considered a critical or strategic value of the enterprise, these efforts will not permeate and influence the enterprise.