The development of a safety culture is important to maintain an accident-free workplace. Presenting safety issues at general meetings is an effective way to instill a strong safety culture. This will give a message that every day begins with security. Developing a varied and committed security agenda will ensure effectiveness in the subject.
The issues of effective safety for the workplace have two focuses: job security and home security. Daily workplace issues should focus on education about current safety concerns, such as heat exhaustion, wet floors, lack of machine protections, broken equipment, installation of new equipment, or information about a recent injury or accident. There are times when there are no relevant changes to the place. These days it is useful to introduce topics focused on home security. Topics may include: electrical safety at Christmas time, water safety or safety at the pedestrian crossing. By selecting a variety of topics, you will show employees that you are concerned about their safety, inside and outside the workplace.
Effective security issues capture the public’s attention; photos, videos or real life stories to show people the result of dangerous behavior or a security breach. Make your audience see how their lives and that of their families would be affected if they are injured at work. Prepare questionnaires to obtain information about what they would like to know more in relation to security issues. Use statistics to support the topic you are presenting.
It is important to address safety issues at all meetings held in the workplace. Meetings before the shift, team meetings, planning and training are all formats that should start with a message about safety. Keep the topics short and factual; Use some tools to set the idea. The topics can be pre-planned for a few weeks to present a series related to the season, holidays or the installation of a new team. For example, a series for summer can include safety tips during the holidays, UV prevention or heat exposure.
Involves employees in the preparation of safety issues. If your organization uses employee ownership for security programs, have the owner present the topics about your program. An example of identification with the program is that an employee has the ergonomics program; He is responsible for auditing his colleagues and ensuring compliance with the requirements of the security program. Find employees who have a passion for something that is linked to safety outside of work and ask them to prepare a safety issue.