Supervisor’s guide to maintaining a positive workplace safety culture


As the key interface between management and line employees,  frontline supervisors play a pivotal role in worker protection and fostering a positive safety culture in their workplace. Organizations who maintain a positive workplace safety culture will typically see a reduction in injury rates, increased productivity, and a decrease in absenteeism and turnover rates.


There is no definitive list or job description that fits every supervisor, as the work environment, tasks, workforce, company culture, and company size all play a part in defining a supervisor’s role.

There are, however, a set of key responsibilities that encompass every frontline supervisor when it comes to maintaining a positive workplace safety culture in their organization. We’ve compiled a quick guide outlining each of those responsibilities for you to download below.

Key responsibilities for maintaining a positive safety culture

  • Training and educating employees
  • Providing resources and support
  • Enforcing safety policies and rules
  • Actively supervising employees
  • Demonstrating safety leadership