The Safety Organizing Scale (SOS), developed as part of the study “The Safety Organizing Scale: Development and Validation of a Behavioral Measure of Safety Culture in Hospital Nursing Units,” was designed to analyze self-reporting team behaviors that contribute to an organization’s culture of safety. The 9-question survey assesses how the organization embraces each of the five cognitive processes geared towards anticipating and containing the unexpected:
- Preoccupation with failure,
- Reluctance to simplify interpretations,
- Sensitivity to operations,
- Commitment to resilience, and
- Deference to expertise.
American Data Network has developed an easy-to-use template that your organization can use to administer the survey as well as an analytics report that is automatically generated as you receive responses.