Safety Advisor Corner: Top 3 Safety Tips for Summer 2016

In each issue of The OSSE Newsletter we share 3 tips you can use to improve your health and safety program.

Tip #1: BE AN ACTIVE PARTICIPANT IN SAFETY
Try to participate when asked to, whether it’s assessing hazards, participating in toolbox meetings, becoming a member of your Joint Health & Safety Committee, or providing your input on anything relating to safety in your area. These are your chances to be heard and to contribute to making your job safer.

Tip #2: PRIORITIZING SAFETY INCREASES PRODUCTIVITY
Supervisors, remember your focus is on your workers, not only the product. If you adequately supervise the workers and ensure their safety, they will be more productive, responsive to instructions, efficient, and communicative. Train them well, it will give you peace of mind.

Tip #3: ALWAYS FOLLOW THROUGH
Finding safety problems or issues is important, but completing corrective actions and communicating that to workers is even better. Proper communication helps you track changes and keeps affected workers in the loop. Before long you’ll be able to look back and see how much your team has accomplished.

 

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