You may have heard the slogan “everyone goes home safe, every day.” An organization-wide theme helps everyone think about safety and work safety.
To fully realize the “everyone goes home safe, every day” theme, management needs to choose to prioritize safety by creating an organization-wide safety system. In addition, they must walk the talk—making safety the focus in all formal and informal communications.
To improve safety performance, such as getting employees to wear safety hats, management needs to set the example of wearing their safety hats whenever and wherever they are required.
Another way to increase safety is to involve employees by demonstrating that “we want and need your help.” Soliciting employees’ creativity and innovative solutions to solve hazards or unsafe processes is to increase buy-ins, improving safety performance and productivity.
What is one thing you can do to promote a safety system within your organization? For ideas, here is an RS SafetyTV link to a short series of videos on safety culture.
Rick Means, Director of Safety and Education, is available to help members with safety. Contact Rick at 360-943-9198, Ext. 118 or [email protected].