We already have a thread about Worthy Incentives for Safety Programs, so how about success factors? What made it work well (or by all means, the other way around) for you? We are doing quite well, and were asked to come up with a list of the reasons behind this, so why not use them to start a discussion here? Those are some of the factors we listed, not in order of importance or anything like that: Integrated management system covering H&S, Environment, Energy & Quality. Long term safety focus, promoting Safety First at all times (Meetings, Communication, Information, Visits, Decisions, SOP’s etc). We regard safety not as a project, but rather as a way of life. Excellent cooperation between Management and Union Safety Rep (the former was part of the 18001 project group) Open communication between all staff and dep’s. Profit and safety are not regarded as mutually exclusive. We concentrate on using the methods, procedures and tools already at our disposal, rather than on coming up with new ones. Our resources are limited, and we need to hoard them by keeping things simple. Systematic and recurring safety training for current as well as new staff, with the intention to make safety awareness a second nature. Safety licenses for all staff and contractors, renewed annually via web based tests, and required in order to gain access to the site. We focus more on on taking action as necessary, than on reports and administration, even though the latter is also important. Safety Days, used to go through certain safety aspects in detail. Weekly spot check follow up of previous actions. Extensive use of Work permits, thereby promoting day to day risk assessments. Machine meetings frequently lead to immediate actions, Risk Assessments are kept up to date A limited no. of objectives is preferred, as it allows us to concentrate on, and deal with them.