Communicating workplace safety procedures and protocols
Employee safety should be a priority in all workplaces and is a subject on which all workers should be well educated. Workplace injuries not only cost employers money, but also reduce worker productivity, cause workers to take extended leave, and in extreme cases, death can cause great heartache. I have.
Creating a safe workplace is the responsibility of both employers and employees, and the best way to achieve this is to ensure that workplace safety procedures and protocols are effectively communicated throughout the company. That’s it.
An effective way to communicate workplace safety
Here are nine easy ways to communicate safety in the workplace.
- Send me an email/newsletter. You should be in regular contact with your employees to ensure they are aware of the latest news and information and changes to safety procedures and protocols. Focus on monthly safety or try sending a “safety snippet” with every paycheck.
- Make sure you have proper signage throughout your workplace. Place attractive posters or infographics where all employees sign on/off or where they all go, such as the lunchroom. Make sure there are also appropriate signs in high-risk areas or where additional her PPE is required.
- Use photos and videos. For both of the above, you need to engage your employees and using visuals is the best way to do this.
- Hold regular meetings. Make workplace safety a priority for everyone, ask for any concerns, and review safety procedures. Mandating safety meetings also helps keep employee safety a top priority.
- Proper training is required. Safety training is a mandatory requirement for new hires and regular training sessions should be scheduled to refresh the skills and knowledge of existing staff.
- Make it part of the employee review process. Show employees that you take workplace safety seriously, incorporate it into your review process, and hold them accountable for unsafe activities. Don’t forget to reward those who contribute to a safe workplace.
- Don’t waste your budget on safety equipment. A little money saved on cheaply made PPE can make big bucks in the long run. Investing in the right equipment can protect your employees and show that you care. .
- Regular safety checks. It’s better to catch a safety threat early than if it’s too late and a worker is injured. Make regular safety checks part of the supervisor’s role to ensure that every worker is wearing the correct PPE for him and securing equipment.
- Share case studies and incident reports. By showing real case studies and putting real people behind the statistics and warnings, we help workers really understand the risks and consequences of workplace injuries. That way, the message becomes more accessible and stays in the back of your mind as you work.
Also Read: 7 Steps to Creating a PPE Program That Really Works
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