We Can’t Hear You! Eliminating Distractions in Safety Meetings

preventing distractions in safety meetingsA safety meeting is often held directly on the job site–which is not a bad thing, but it can sometimes have unintended consequences.  If the job site has a high-decibel noise level from surrounding machinery, vehicles, compressors, or heavy equipment, you may find yourself contending for the attention of your audience in a competition you can’t win.  And if they can’t hear you, then there’s really no point in holding that meeting. 

About the Author

Eric Svendsen
Eric Svendsen, Ph.D., is Principal and lead change agent for safetyBUILT-IN, a safety-leadership learning and development organization. He has over 20 years experience in creating and executing outcomes-based leadership development and culture change initiatives aligned to organizational goals, and he personally led the safety-culture initiatives of a number of client organizations that resulted in “best ever safety performance” years for those companies.