Are you sabotaging your company's true growth and success by taking shortcuts on corporate health inside your organisation? The answer is most often 'yes' - you just don't realise it.
When it comes to managing a safe workplace, communication about safety processes is critical. Yet, so many organisations barely give any thought to the impact of their safety messages.
A holistic approach to recovery and rehabilitation undoubtedly produces the best results when an employee returns to work. A key element of a successful rehabilitation case, is the support employers provide so that outcomes can be reached sooner and rehabilitation costs reduced. Discover practical tips to supporting workers returning to work after a psychological injury.
Safety is a never-ending process. While we can set numeric goals and track statistics, we never "arrive". The safety goal starts over every day, every job. You have what it takes to make a difference in the safety of yourself, and your co-workers. What do you resolve to do to reach the goal that nobody gets hurt?
Getting safety training messages to stick can be tricky. Discover the key factors behind successful workplace safety communication and how to implement them.
How many times have you heard people saying something completely ridiculous or that you know just isn’t right? You probably hear things several times a day that you just don’t agree with or that you know are fabricated. Safety is not immune. Here are top three safety myths – you’ve probably heard them or something similar a time or two in your career.
Have you ever found yourself reading of a workplace incident and thinking "Couldn't they see that it was an accident just waiting to happen?". More than likely it happened because someone didn't recognise the hazard for what it was. Hazard control is the key to preventing injuries and damage, and employees at all levels must be trained to recognise the signs.
One of the biggest mysteries in hazardous work is why well-trained people do not follow their company's safe work practices. After years of research, the answer is becoming clear. Consider the following statement: "The gap between knowing and not doing is much bigger than the gap between knowing and not knowing".
When people know you care enough to ask them a question, and then take the time to listen to them, you can have a significant influence on your organisation's safety.
Adopting an attitude of readiness will help overcome, and even remove, many of the obstacles staff have in their minds about safety. In this article, learn how to un-block the mental barriers to create a safer workplace.
How can we talk about safety in such a way that everyone doesn't get sick of hearing about it and therefore stop listening? Stick to developing, maintaining, and improving the safety process.
Directors and managers are being held criminally responsible for the conduct of their corporation. The number of prosecutions is increasing as enforcement bodies' focus their attention beyond the corporate legal entity to the individuals who 'drive' it.
We often find that workers don't like the safe work procedures of their company. They consider safety something that someone is "doing to them" rather than a way to protect themselves, their co-workers, and their families. They don't take safety personally.
What does it take to motivate employees to work safe?
While legislative, social and moral obligations require employers to do all that is reasonable to ensure workplace risks don't exist and that accidents don't occur, workplace safety is definitely in the best interests of the employer too.
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