Those of us that have been around the construction business for the past 20 or more years have experienced a huge increase in the participation from all levels of employees concerning safety.
In the early days when a HASP was written for a project, it was looked at as just another box that could be checked to start the work. HASPs were so voluminous nobody from the field level ever read them or in many cases could even understand them. Many Superintendents and Managers viewed safety as just a drain on the budget, something that reduced production and a lame excuse for some employees to be slow on the job. Near misses, minor injuries and incidents were ignored or hushed to avoid negative criticism from upper management. Whew! Glad those days are behind us.
Nowadays our HASPs and safe working procedures are viewed at RECON as vital pieces of every project that should be supported by employees from the top to the bottom. This evolved opinion helps keep employees safe, enables us to pursue more work and ultimately increases our bottom line. Now that is the type of evolution I can believe in!