Whether you are in safety, human resources or a management role in your organization, your participation in creating and promoting a strong safety culture is crucial to the safety of your team members. Organizations who have a strong safety cultural experience significantly less on-the-job incidents and improved sustainability for your organization. The team of safety professionals at Arbill have created a 6 step process to improving your workplace safety.
1. Perform a Baseline Assessment
Understanding where your safety program's strengths and weaknesses are will help to highlight opportunities for improvement. Arbill's Safety Team offers consultations to help you understand the areas of opportunity that you should be focusing on when creating new safety programs or modifying existing safety strategies.
Have a designated Safety Champion at each of your locations to lead and supervise your safety initiatives. This individual should have experience in your existing safety programs, your findings from the initial assessment and be supportive of your plans for improvement. It is also recommended to have regular safety meetings for all of the Safety Champions to ensure they are aligned on initiatives, regardless of location.
3. Employee Education
Offer training sessions to the front-line workers and leadership team within your organization that aligns with your safety vision. Investing into the education of your workers will highlight your company's dedication to safety and ensure that your initiatives are prioritized. Unsure on what training courses to provide? Reach out to Arbill's team for a recommendation.
4. Employee Involvement
One of the most difficult things in developing a safety strategy is keeping employees engaged and involved in safety efforts. Here are a few suggestions for keeping employees involved:
Ask employees to submit a weekly/monthly report on what safety strategies they used - more specifically, what is working well and what isn't.
Start each meeting off with a Safety Tip or Safety Story to keep safety on the forefront of everyone's mind.
Recognize employees who are doing a significantly good job following safety procedures and showing leadership skills through awards or other internal perks to show your appreciation.
American Heart Association CPR/AED (29 CFR 1910.151)
Basic Spill Planning & Management Training
Competent Persons Classroom Fall Protection/Prevention Training (OSHA 29 CFR 1926.760)
6. measure Improvement
After you establish a plan to improve the safety culture in your workplace, it is crucial to assess, measure and adjust your process as needed. All team members deserve to be properly educated on safety procedure and feel safe at work. Get started on creating your plan for an improved safety culture by partnering with Arbill to create a report of your safety success today!