Using Visuals to Enhance Safety Meeting Engagement

Using Visuals to Enhance Safety-Meeting EngagementIf I tell you some facts and figures about a hazard, statistically you’ll remember only about 5% of what I told you after that conversation has ended.  But if I show you a picture of the hazard while I’m talking about it, you’ll remember about 35% of that conversation.  Now, if I tell you about it, show you a picture of it, let you see how it works and even let you handle it to show you why it’s a hazard, you’ll remember upwards of 80% of that conversation long after I’m done talking about it.

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.