Safety Is A Team Effort
Safety at work, home, or leisure isn’t a one-person job. It’s a team effort. It’s like trying to play baseball without a catcher. A team must have all positional players working together to accomplish a common goal. Teamwork is an integral part in ensuring that wherever you are, it’s a safe environment. A work environment that is truly safe will reflect that in the mindsets of your teammates alike. Here are some key tips to make your work environment a place where safety wins.
The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team – Phil Jackson
The Game Plan
Educate everyone in the workplace and home about the safety requirements and consider posting a list of safety tips. Education is a pro-active way to identify hazards to help reduce or eliminate injuries and illnesses from happening.
Always keep the lines communication open with everyone in order to promote and maintain a safe environment.
Immediately notify others of any (new or old) hazards that you notice.
Be alert to hazards that could impact anyone— not just yourself; in this respect, maintain a team mentality at all times.
Report a hazardous condition immediately to your manager or supervisor.
Be aware as to what others are doing around you and do your best to ensure you don’t cause a hazard to them (and vice versa).
If you’re an employer, invite and involve your employees in safety planning; get their insight, give, and take suggestions, to ensure that everyone is on the same page.
"Safety is no accident, let's talk about it".