While you may not be required by OSHA to hold regular staff meetings, it is a great idea to hold a regular staff meeting for the sake of creating a safety culture and keeping injury prevention a priority. A safe workplace operates more efficiently and protects your bottom line. More importantly, your people will thrive in a safe and healthy work environment.
We feel that short, to-the-point, “safety talks” keep safety at the forefront of workers’ minds and leads to success in accident prevention. A monthly safety meeting may be more formal and take more time to take care of business, but a weekly quick safety talk will just help drive the culture of your worksite in the right direction.
Tips for Holding a Successful Safety Talk
- Keep it informal. It’s key to present opportunities to discuss safety in a relaxed, informal setting. Your goal here is to get workers to participate by encouraging questions and discussions to draw off of past experience. You’re not delivering a lecture and this is not a meeting employees should dread.
- Keep it brief. Make sure these short talks are in the time frame of 10-20 minutes. You will lose your audience after 20 minutes.
- Keep it fresh. If you’re only going to review information that’s already known over and over, you will lose your audience and they will quickly tune you out. Introduce new topics or find new angles to talk about. Approach content in fresh ways to keep your workers engaged.
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Engaging your workers in consistent, concise, content-rich safety meetings will save your business money and can ultimately save lives in your workplace.
As the safety staffing experts, we want to resource you with a continual stream of new information about safety. In an effort to do this, we are sending out free monthly safety tips that you can use for your safety talks to open up conversations.
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