Focusing on Physical Safety Without Psychosocial Safety is Foolish: How to Operationalize Culture & Behavior for Your Safety Program

Wed., July 24, 2024, 12:00 pm CT

Ensuring your employees feel psychosocially safe is fundamental in your workplace. Just as you prioritize physical safety measures to protect your employees, it’s equally important to understand that their psychosocial safety matters too. The emotional and mental well-being of your employees directly impacts their overall health and safety. That’s why it’s crucial for you to place as much emphasis on their psychological, social, and emotional needs as you do on their physical safety. After all, taking care of their mental well-being is an integral part of maintaining a truly safe and thriving work environment. Psychosocial safety should be treated like physical safety – it’s part of your responsibility as an employer, not just an add-on.

In this session, attendees will:

  • Define and describe psychosocial safety as an inherent and basic human need.
  • Dissect the ways in which psychosocial safety influences behavior, performance, innovation and learning.
  • Through several case studies, identify how to detect a lack of psychosocial safety in your workforce and construct clear and tangible solutions for improvement.
  • Learn how to operationalize culture and behavior for your safety program.
  • Devise a personal action plan for building psychosocial safety in your own circle of influence at work and home.

Brought to you by your presenters

Catherine Mattice
Founder and CEO
Civility Partners
Catherine Mattice, MA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, is the founder/CEO of Civility Partners, a consulting firm focused on helping organizations create respectful workplace cultures and specializing in turning around toxic cultures. Civility Partners’ clients range from Fortune 500s to small businesses across many industries. Catherine is an HR thought-leader who has appeared in such venues as TEDx, USA Today, Bloomberg, CNN, NPR, and many other national news outlets as an expert. She’s an award-winning speaker, author and blogger, and has 50+ courses reaching global audiences on LinkedIn Learning. Catherine’s award-winning book, BACK OFF! Your Kick-Ass Guide to Ending Bullying at Work, was hailed by international leadership guru, Ken Blanchard, as, “the most comprehensive and valuable handbook on the topic.”

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