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WorkShift Podcast: Safety Culture with Dr. Mark Fleming

A workplace’s safety culture determines what people do when no one is looking. To Dr. Mark Fleming, safety is not about the absence of injury, but the presence of controls.

In episode four of the WorkShift podcast, former WCB CEO Stuart MacLean discusses safety culture with guest Dr. Mark Fleming.

How do you build one, and more importantly, how do you measure and improve it?

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About Dr. Mark Fleming

Dr. Mark Fleming is an internationally recognized researcher who aims to provide best practice guidelines and criteria for more successful safety programs. Dr. Mark Fleming has been enhancing industrial health and safety management for over two decades through applied psychology research. He joined the Department of Psychology at Saint Mary’s University (SMU) in 2001 and was instrumental in founding the CN Centre for Occupational Health and Safety in 2002. He is currently researching safety culture in various industries, turning usable practices and guidelines into practical tools.

About WorkShift

On WorkShift, we’re putting leaders in workplace safety on the mic to talk about health and safety, but most of all, leadership in a world that has changed forever. Hear the stories behind their successes and failures and how they’re meeting the same challenges you may be facing.

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