There are many things that we can do and should do to enhance our leadership presence when communicating a safety message, especially if that message is directed toward groups of people whom we have tasked with achieving safety excellence. Oftentimes when leading safety communication, the leader is simply not loud enough, or confident enough, or passionate enough about his or her message; or worse, comes across as uncommitted to that message.
But if our audience can’t hear our safety message—or is straining to hear us over another noise source—they can’t act on that message and the goal of achieving safety excellence will likely not be met. And if they detect a lack of confidence, passion or commitment toward our own safety message, they’ll simply dismiss the message. Their level of commitment will rise no higher than your own. Here are a few tips that will help you avoid those pitfalls when communicating safety.
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