Topics for Employee Safety Survey Questions
Safety survey questions should be customized based on your workplace and Safety Management Efforts. There is no one size fits all approach to safety surveys so be aware of “canned” surveys.
Generally your survey should cover at least the following topics:
- Site management: The company will want to get an idea of the employees' perception of whether company management is committed to workplace safety.
- Supervision: Are the company supervisors actively involved in keeping the workplace safe.
- Staff ownership: These questions are designed to reveal whether the employees feel they have a part to play in workplace safety.
- Training: Employee safety survey questions should also address whether the workers feel that they have received adequate safety training from the company.
- Barriers to safety: Employees should be asked about any perceived barriers they come across when trying to work safely or reporting safety issues to management.
- Incident reporting: These types of questions deal with the employees' perceptions of whether workplace accidents are investigated properly. The questions should also deal with near-misses in the workplace, as well as hazardous situations.