India has always seen abundant localized creativity (jugaad) – working around lack of resources by making use of best of what is available and coming up with a quick-fix. Many MSMEs offer new products and services that no doubt, address a multitude of problems, but still, fail to sustain on a big level.
Safety thought leadership needs backing up with a to-do list. This list in context of Indian organizations has a bigger chance to fail. Deadline oriented workmanship versus safety-oriented workmanship’ are set and pitched against each other.
A safety culture that is conducive to innovation is not only good for the company’s bottom line, but is something that leaders and employees value. Innovation is considered as a norm in today’s ever-changing arena, and be it any field, there are people that support this idea.
Safety professionals aren’t shirking from their responsibilities. Instead, they are being receptive to employee input on hazards, corrective and preventive actions and health and safety programs. As much as they are proactive in protecting their workforce and share its accountability, they are equally cheering participation in safety initiatives.