Communication Tips to Overcoming Safety Obstacles in Your Workplace

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Having a tough time motivating employees to manage their own safety and health? Take it to the next level - lower your workman's comp rates, engaging employees by ramping up your communication skills and taking your delivery and influence to the next level.

Tell a story.
Powerhouses like Disney understand the power of storytelling for motivating employees, sourcing stories from employee experiences to connect emotionally in a way the workforce will remember.

Be visual.
Make a video of workplace processes, then use it for review, garnering solutions from those who can offer essential, unbiased viewpoints such as your insurance company, and professional affiliates. Video is also a great tool for resolving training, in-the-field or communication issues.

Get creative.
Photos, diagrams, pictographs and graphics are highly effective in promoting workplace safety. As great reminders, ensure they are clear and concise, eye-catching, professionally done, and properly placed for ultimate efficacy. Rotate safety gear and postings regularly to keep employees alert and compliant.

Go beyond words.
Noise can increase the risk of occupational injury, making visual cues essential. Consider adopting a system of hand signals, vibrating pagers, or flashing lights to better deal with workplace risk areas.

Be the change.
Employee commitment to safety often mirrors that of management. Ensure every level of management is involved, from line supervisors to V.P.s.

DO repeat yourself.
Culture a sense of responsibility by stressing its importance through the use of consistent, clear messaging shared via various multiple mediums: print to digital, posters to texts, meetings to video messaging.

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