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. 

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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.


  1. Its all about getting the massage through to the audience , thanks for the insight

  2. V.Srinivasan says:

    I am getting lot of new inputs about safety and its importance. Thanks. Regards.

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