One place to start is by adjusting
the way you measure production.
Most shops have completion goals
associated with their projects. Few
have safety goals linked to that
Why not judge performance on
safety as well as production (this may
mean negative consequences as well
as positive rewards). If employees
know that safety observations and
responses are what will make them
look good to the boss, they will be
more willing to do it.
Another solution is to provide
more training on hazards. After all,
the potentially harmful effects of
hazards are usually underestimated.
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This mistake comes partly from a
lack of knowledge and partly from
If a complete adjustment
to your environment is
more than you can
take on right now, at
least work on the
that you ask your
workers to go through.
Although workers do not intentionally harm themselves or others by
not behaving appropriately when a
harmful situation is recognized, they
often are contributors.
Question: If someone recognizes
the hazard, but does nothing about
it, performs the task anyway, and
gets injured…can the event still be
considered an accident?
The correction for the majority
of hazardous situations is in your
If a complete adjustment to your
environment is more than you can
take on right now, at least work on
the decision-making process that
you ask your workers to go through.
The result will be a more informed
workforce that not only recognizes
real hazards but also is empowered
and motivated to mitigate the
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