Beyond Safety Basics

Beyond Safety Basics

THE MOST OVERLOOKED ASPECTS OF WORKPLACE SAFETY & WHY THEY MATTER 

Humans are complex. That’s why it’s important to understand the unique roles that psychology, company leadership and mental health all play in jobsite safety.  

We know that you’re working hard to protect your team. You know the regulations, you have safety protocols, safe equipment and stand up meetings each morning.  But there’s more to workplace safety than well-planned processes and strong materials. 

It starts with understanding people.

Employee behavior is the biggest factor in workplace safety.  

A company’s lack of safety protocols or unsafe jobsite conditions isn’t what leads to most accidents; 90% of recordable safety incidents are caused by people taking unnecessary risks.

Why does this happen, despite everyone’s best intentions?  Because employees are human, with human issues like distractions, conflicting priorities, stress, mental health struggles and fatigue. 

When you understand and recognize the underlying issues that are impacting your people, you can proactively address them.   

Need help building a strong safety culture?  We’re here to help. Browse the resources and webinars below and contact one of our safety experts if you want more support.   

Caterpillar Safety Resources

Take your safety program to the next level with education and resources that will help you navigate the complexities of safety and protect the people who work hard for you every day.

GET A SAFETY ASSESSMENT

Get a comprehensive organizational assessment that will give insight to current state of the culture and the biggest opportunities to improve. Start with a sample Safety Leadership Assessment to see how your leaders rank.

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Safety Assessment for Workplace Safety

SAFETY CULTURE CONSULTING

Caterpillar Safety Services will guide you along your safety journey by providing industry best practices, continuous improvement processes and the latest technologies to see, mitigate and manage risks.

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Safety Culture Consulting

SAFETY TECHNOLOGY

Take safety to the next level. Cat Detect can help you proactively address worker fatigue, distractions and detection of potential hazards. 

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Safety Technology

Free Safety Webinars

June 16: The Psychology of Safety - Watch Now

June 23: Communication Strategy - Watch Now

June 30: Demonstrating Commitment - Watch Now

July 14: Safety and Mental Health - Watch Now

Mental Health Resources

Mental wellness is critical to overall workplace safety. We also know that workers in construction are at a greater risk for suicide than other industries. Below are some resources to help.

CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY ALLIANCE FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION (CAISP)

CAISP is an organization dedicated to promoting mental health and preventing suicide in the construction trades.

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CIASP

MENTAL HEALTH SCREENING TOOLS

Brief, anonymous screenings are the quickest way to determine if you or someone you care about may be struggling with mental health and should connect with a behavioral health professional.

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Screening tools for mental health

QUICK REFERENCE TO RECOGNIZE WARNING SIGNS

A printable card you can keep in your wallet to remind you of warning signs of mental health issues and steps you can take to get employees help.

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Recognize Warning Signs