Safety as a Core Value

How are you ensuring safety and health are a core value of your organization? The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is initiating an effort to discover how safety and health programs, including emergency preparedness and pandemic planning, connect with a positive workplace safety culture and explore how to strengthen organizational culture to be inclusive of safety. In addition, this effort aims to identify barriers and challenges for improving workplace safety and health culture (e.g., financial, social, behavioral) and for reducing workplace injuries, illnesses, and fatalities. It also will help determine the best way to promote workplace safety culture.

Come Home Safe Video Series

Listen to the stories of workers and families who have been impacted by safety and health in the workplace.

Come Home Safe Stories: Charity and Stanley

Come Home Safe Stories: Rena and Justin

Come Home Safe Stories: Deb and Travis

Come Home Safe Stories: Tamara and Kevin

Come Home Safe Stories: Kerrie and Brooke

Safety as a Core Workplace Value Listening Sessions

To help shape this effort, a series of Learning Conversations will provide a forum for OSHA to collect insights from workplaces. The purpose of these Learning Conversations is for national and regional OSHA staff to engage with area businesses and local stakeholders to identify needs, challenges, and best practices for adoption of safety and health as a core workplace value. Regional leaders and conversation moderators will be able to describe how safety is a component of workplace culture and how that relates to corresponding levels of local workplace safety and health performance.

In-person registration for the National Listening Conversation is now closed. On June 14, you can watch the conversations at

Unable to attend a listening session?

We’d still like to hear your experiences, expertise, and examples of safety culture in action. Please consider responding to some or all of the listening conversation questions. You can submit your comments to Docket # OSHA-2023-0011

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