A safety perception survey is a tool used by organizations to assess their overall safety culture. This is an efficient and effective method to evaluate the current beliefs of the workplace regarding safety and health.
The goal of the survey is to assess the statewide safety culture. Studies have shown that improving an organization's safety culture will result in fewer injuries.
This survey is also in support of our current MnSAFE Program. Since the rollout of MnSAFE, claims reported have reduced by nearly 30 percent. In order to continue this success, there is an ongoing need to identify issues and implement corrective actions before they result in injuries.
The survey consists of forty-five questions that ask you to choose a response from "strongly disagree" to "strongly agree".
There are also two open-ended questions, which give you an opportunity to provide your feedback on any workplace safety issues.
The survey is expected to take about 5-15 minutes to complete.
The survey is collected and analyzed by an independent vendor. Your name and IP address will not be collected, so your responses are anonymous and cannot be traced back to you.
Work locations with less than five responses will not be displayed as part of the final report analysis.
Each agency/entity will have a designated perception survey coordinator. The perception survey coordinator will provide a link to the survey, via email, to all employees.
The State will be presented with a comprehensive report that details employees' perceptions, identify perception gaps that may exist between agencies and workgroups, and that ultimately measures the organization's safety culture.
The statewide report will be provided to all agencies that participate.
Agencies will also have the opportunity to acquire an agency-specific report and presentation. All agencies will be provided with responses to employee open-ended questions.
The survey will be offered to all cabinet agencies, quasi-state agencies, boards and commissions, and to Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. See the list of participating agencies and entities. In FY2017, 48 state agencies and entities participated in the survey, with a total of 19,739 employees of 39 percent of the statewide workforce completing the survey.
Yes, the survey should be completed during your regular work hours.
Contact your perception survey coordinator or contact Kemal Munn at firstname.lastname@example.org or (651) 201-3011.
The statewide survey results report is expected to be available by the end of summer 2019. Agency-specific reports, if acquired, are expected to be available within 90 days from the end date of the survey.
If you have more questions, please contact your perception survey coordinator or Kemal Munn at Kemal.Munn@state.mn.us or (651) 201-3011.