There's a simple truth out there that says every bit of wisdom and instruction has already been said at some point in history. This is very true within the world of safety. The question is...what are YOU saying to ensure the message is impacting those you're trying to protect?
Just because you know the regs, doesn't mean you know how the regs apply. Better yet, how they translate to the safest possible operations for various job functions. Stop being "the expert" for a while, and listen to the experts in the shop and field.
One of the most important realizations we as safety leaders must come to realize; our jobs require us to be in uncomfortable situations...often. If you're struggling with this, be encouraged that you're certainly not alone! If you're avoiding these scenarios, I'm challenging you that you're likely missing the most important moments as a leader and not protecting your teammates as well as you could. Do uncomfortable things and embrace the awkward. Just don't forget to do it with grace and humility.
Whether you're on-track in your 2017 loss and injury numbers or not...we ALL need a little mid-year motivation! Keep your eyes fixed on the journey!
It's extremely important that employees understand "the why" behind their safety program and why we implement tools that provide accountability (i.e. safety audits, training, etc). Do your employees and teammates know "the why"?
The safety department...an often allusive department that has a tendency to float around organizations like a lost boat at sea; kinda blown and tossed about from place to place. Does your safety department operate this way?
This is a personal story of a tragic car accident I witnessed this past week. This story needs to be shared to remind each of us just how fragile life is and how it can change in the blink of an eye. Do your best to make wise choices this week in all you do, whether at work or at home...
Owners and Safety Managers often leave out a critical component to their training; that being a consistent message of empowerment as it relates to each employees personal responsibility regarding their very own health and safety. Are you empowering those you lead or enabling them? Watch this video to gain some insight on what you should be promoting!
There are few tools that cause more injury than the ladder. Falls continue to be a devastating reality within just about every realm of the workplace. The ladder...leads the way as one of the primary culprits for debilitating injuries and fatalities. Please take a brief moment to watch this video and think about ways to protect yourself and those that you lead.