Understanding How to Communicate a Safety Culture

While we ramp up for our next Recordable Insights series we thought we’d share a few past issues of the newsletter. What follows is an encore edition of Recordable Insights: Are We Communicating Effectively? Think for a minute about one person at work with whom you have a difficult time communicating. This could be a […]

Safety Meeting: Are You Asking or Telling?

Over the past few months we’ve been looking at ways to make a pre-job safety meeting more effective, and we’ve seen throughout this series that the key to success is engagement. True employee engagement means they are involved and participating in the discussion, they are alert and interested in what you are saying, and they […]

How to Build and Lead a Sustainable Safety Culture (Part 4)

Communicating a Safety Culture Think for a minute about one person at work with whom you have a difficult time communicating. This could be a team member, a boss, or someone in a different department in the organization. But it should be someone you tend to clash with over ideas or ways to approach the […]

How to Make a Pre-Job Safety Meeting Engaging

There are effective ways and not-so-effective ways to communicate a safety message. The use of good communication skills, voice projection, eye contact, and body language is crucial for engagement. The video below is a continuation of our ongoing video series on how to conduct an effective pre-job safety meeting. Watch and learn as we explain […]

Is There a Better Way to Lead a Pre-Job Safety Meeting?

My personal experience with this (and with coaching the leaders of those meetings afterward) tells me that an average pre-job safety meeting is simply “read,” not “led.” Employee engagement and participation is often reduced to allowing them to read an incident report to the rest of the group.