To address the impact on profitability caused by paying over $1,000,000 in workmen's compensation premiums in 1994, the Fisher Tank Company, a US manufacturer of aboveground steel tanks for the bulk storage of fuel oil, water and chemicals, implemented a top down safety programme and set out to effect a cultural change. Based on a view that poor attitude, motivation, and leadership were the underlying causes of accidents, the CEO implemented a programme of regular field and shop inspections wher...

BPIR Categories

9.6.5 Manage workplace cleanliness, health & safety
8.1.1 Leaders develop/manage org culture,vision&values
8.2.1 Leaders communicate with employees
9.10.2 Analyse the impact of rewards/training/well-being
15.4.6 Work environment, health, safety, ergonomics

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