Safety Rules to Live By!
Having been working with Safety Issues within Companies, I have condensed learning from my perspective and many other people who have gone before me into these 10 simple rules that make it all work:
Treat everyone with respect, despite their differences in background or appearance
Talk to them and find out what makes them tick, don’t rely on what others tell you
Realise that everybody wants to do a good job – if they can
Think about and meet peoples basic needs before stressing about the big stuff
Despite what you think, “workers” are smart and resourceful, treat them like crap and they will find a way to bring down you and your plans – provided they can get away with it!
Find out what other hidden talents and ideas they have and let them use them
Realise that if you are a Manager then you work for those in your team – NOT the traditional arrogant arrangement
Give people goals and objectives, give them what they need and break down any barriers.
See their mistakes as learning experiences for everybody, support them – don’t punish them
THEN GET OUT OF THE BLOODY WAY
It is important that YOU can bring your skills to make a difference in a Company Safety Program, but remember...... if you don't get everyone involved by taking care of them and listening to the people who WORK that job....you, and all your best efforts will fail!
A special thanks to DAVE COLLINS and his article in COMMUNICATION AND CONSULTATION,SAFETY LEADERSHIP