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 some safety talking points to the rest of the group. Needless to say, attention spans and engagement levels in those types of safety meetings are often quite low.

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.