When your team is down in the safety dumps, the first step in improving their attitude about protecting people, equipment, and product is to have necessary conversations. Getting them comfortable talking about how to make the workplace safer often results in subtle improvements.
Here’s how we suggest getting on the right path towards your best safety record yet.
1. Talk about safety during morning huddles
Make a commitment to discuss a safety-related issue at your weekly or pre-shift meetings. Use this time to provide gentle reminders about safety, especially those that haven’t been the reason for a recent safety violation. This will help ensure that those tactics will stay front of mind, even when your team has a solid safety record.
2. Have an open-door policy
When your team understands that management offers an open-door policy, they’re more likely to ask questions without fear of reprisal.
3. Start from the top down
Your leadership team’s attention to safety protocols is paramount. If leaders are breaking rules, then the remainder of the staff will as well. Let your leaders show off best practices and encourage them to stress how important it is to follow procedures to protect product, personnel, and equipment.
4. Ask for suggestions
Your team likely has a good idea of how to take your safety program up several notches. Seek out those who follow best practices and ask them how the team can improve as a whole. Ask for solution ideas, rather than simply a report of safety violators.
5. Invest in TPC’s Safety Subscription
We’ve created a tiered program to streamline and improve the work that workplace safety and HR professionals do. The Safety Subscription helps your teams:
- Easily meet new hire and annual safety training requirements
- Complete OSHA Outreach courses and earn OSHA DOL Cards upon completion
- Track all course completions in one centralized location to save time
- Reduce legal headaches related to safety incidents
- Quickly send training reminders and requirements to all relevant personnel
- Ultimately, ensure your team understands how to stay safe in the workplace.
The three subscription levels
The Basic Subscription gives each registered Safety Subscription user unlimited individual access to TPC’s comprehensive library of online safety courses.
The Advanced Subscription includes access to 18 safety courses , PLUS bulk discounts on OSHA 10- and 30-Hour courses with OSHA DOL Cards to all members of your team, geared towards either construction or general industry. All courses are administered through FUSION, a TPC Solution, which handles tracking and reporting to save time and streamline the training process.
Safety courses included are:
- Accident Investigation
- Fall Protection
- Ladder Safety
- Confined Space Entry
- Lockout Tagout
- Arc Flash
- Hand Wrist Finger Safety
- Machine Guard Safety
- Emergency Planning
- Personal Protective Equipment
- Back Safety
- Hazard Recognition
- Slips Trips Falls
- Hearing Conservation
- Electrical Safety
- Materials Handling Safety
- Bloodborne Pathogens
- Intro to OSHA
The Premium Subscription includes everything you need from the Advanced tier, but also provides access to our Mobile Audit & Inspections software to make the most out of your preventive maintenance inspections and digitally track every detail imaginable — since the forms are totally customizable. This tier also includes our safety templates through Mobile Audit & Inspections.
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