When it comes to safety, most major companies are extremely conscious about creating the safest working environment possible. In order to achieve this work environment, most managers strive to be extremely thoughtful when it comes to both rule and policy reinforcement; this way, they’ll be able to protect the health and safety of all employees.
With the help of OSHA, the National Safety Council and Arbill, your workplace injury rates have been steadily decreasing. Does your responsibility end there?
The Holiday Season can be a fun time for employees in the work place. Decorating the office with trees, lights, candles and enjoying holiday parties and special activities are ways that employees can enjoy the spirit of the holiday season. Fun is good but keeping your employees safe is of utmost priority.
Happy Friday! This week we are discussing motivating employees to be safe. We found that open communication and including employees in safety decisions will bring about the desired results. Today we will discuss the motivation for leaders to want to improve safety.
Here are 5 tips for positive workplace morale:
- Recognize special days -- This includes special times like birthdays, anniversaries and holidays.
Note: A birthday celebration does not have to include cake with fatty frosting and ice cream. Look for healthier treats, like fruit kabobs with yogurt dip, frozen fruit bars, Rice Krispie treats, or yogurt covered pretzels or raisins. There are tons of healthy dessert recipes out there, and just as many low-fat dessert products (like Skinny Cow™, which is Weight Watchers®-friendly).
- Recognize achievement -- Your employees appreciate being appreciated! If you establish an employee recognition program to officially acknowledge personal accomplishments and company milestones, your employees are going to work harder… and enjoy doing so.
- Recognize with words -- A simple “Thank you” or “Job well done” goes a long way. Show your employees you value their work on a daily basis with these simple words of gratitude.
- Recognize “lunch time” -- One of the best ways to promote company camaraderie is to take your employees out for (a healthy) lunch… on the house! Not only does it provide an opportunity for employees to get to know one another and build relationships, but it also gives everyone a chance to get out of the workplace a bit -- this boosts mood and rejuvenates mental and physical energy.
- Recognize individuality – Avoid always treating and referring to your employees as a whole. Treat them as individuals with personal acknowledgment and one-on-one meetings.
As a supplier of workplace safety equipment, training and consultation, we at Arbill can’t emphasize enough how important a healthy work environment is -- not only does a healthy workplace promote safety, but in the long run, it improves the success of your company! So make the health of your employees a top priority.
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