Why Safety is So Much More Than a Minute

Safety is paramount in today’s workplace. And for good reason. Unsafe acts and conditions lead to injury, lost time, lost wages, or even death.  It can also do severe damage to a corporations’s reputation.  It is something so important that companies often start every meeting and event by having a Safety Minute.

But why would something so important be only a minute?

Instead, I suggest that management  transition to a Safety Conversation or Discussion. One that engages the entire audience in learning to recognize unsafe actions and conditions, both at home and the workplace.  This conversation allows employees and managers to participate in a dialogue that would include a lifetime of observations that will help everyone become more aware of their surroundings and learn how to prevent accidents, unsafe conditions and dangerous situations. Safety should be a lifelong practice. And it is so much more than a minute.

Bob at conference

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