November 18 2018
By: Terry L. Mathis

We recently recommended some interventions for a client after completing an assessment of their safety culture. The site manager explained to us that the end of the year was already crowded with corporate initiatives and, although he planned to move forward with our recommendations, he wanted to Gantt chart the activities and integrate them with his plans for next calendar year.


All too often safety initiatives get crowded in with other activities and fail to get the attention they need to succeed. When safety is not well planned it appears to be an afterthought to other efforts and it diminishes its priority. Workers have a limited amount of attention they can give to anything not in the mainstream of their job responsibilities. When safety activities or initiatives are not well planned and given sufficient time and advance notice, workers may rightly perceive they are not that important.

Terry L. Mathis

Terry Mathis, Founder and retired CEO of ProAct Safety, has served as a consultant and advisor for top organizations the world over. A respected strategist and thought leader, Terry has authored five books, numerous articles, videos and blogs, and is known for his dynamic and engaging presentations. EHS Today has named him one of the '50 People Who Most Influenced EHS' four consecutive times. Business leaders and safety professionals seek Terry's practical insight and unique ability to introduce new perspectives that lead to real change.