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Keywords : Fast-Track; Business Culture; India;

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Safety culture is what we call as people's safe behaviours. Safety culture is a fast growing wave in industry today. Addressing gaps in building longterm supportive safety culture for companies underlines a set of unresolved questions on behavioural risks management in industry and possible solutions. Everyone raises voice for safety, safety culture comes and risk disappears, is it so simple? Most companies delayed their HSE decisions till they suffered. Why so? Without inculcating safety as a core corporate value, industry can not be considered safe. Behavioural safety culture is a live surveillance on the risks and their spot-correction to ensure that the safety culture building process is kept on. Behaviouralisation of safety culture is necessary to overcome incidents and accidents at sites. Behavioural Safety education to one and all is the safety culture being addressed by the most. Ideologies on safety cultures vary across the industries in terms of practices. The present article dwelt on identifying the unresolved critical questions on behavioural safety supportive culture implementation in industry and raised possible solutions. The data were collected from 603 industry professionals as being study participants. The sampling method was a non-random convenience sampling. A set of ten themes of research findings reflected upon the critical issues such as basic questions on longterm safety cultures; Reactive safety culture; collective voice and leadership for at-risk behaviours; Religion, spirituality, festivities for safety at sites; Implementation of safety with feeling for others; Features of companies not empowering their workforce for performing safety implementation; Competencies gap amongst the safety professionals, the major roadblocks in HSE decisions-making, the spot-implementation of behavior based safety (BBS) approach by top leaders, and myriad factors to advance the success of longterm supportive safety culture. Fast-tracking safety is a subtle act of morality deep seated in the minds of employees and to be seen in their behaviors and actions. Safety is an organizational ethical dimension, not just being good when actually one is not. The dilemma of safety as a value, and safety as rituals is to be resolved into a culture of emotionally caring and connected with anyone who is at risk. Thus safety culture keeps evolving as this concept keeps evolving at sites with safer practices. 'Doing' something for safety of all is a real concern. Finally, who gets the credit for safety culture is an organization itself, in numerous ways. A series of positive short-term actions and changes in safety processes can make a long-lasting difference (Pettinger (2020, August, 25)).

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