Workplace Communicator Blog

Why Safety Professionals Need to Sell Safety to Management

Posted by Marie-Claire Ross on Thu, Jun 16, 2016

Over the last 15 years, I've worked with a wide range of safety professionals.  In that time, many of them have stayed in relatively the same position, while others have become the head of operations for large companies around the world.

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Topics: CEOs and executives

King's Cross station - A Safety Accident Case Study

Posted by Marie-Claire Ross on Sun, Dec 8, 2013

One November evening in 1987, commuters were busily rushing home from work on the London Underground.

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Topics: CEOs and executives, safety accident, safety professionals, safety investigation, King's Cross fire, safety report

13 of the Best Business Productivity Apps

Posted by Marie-Claire Ross on Mon, Oct 14, 2013

Following on from the recent article I wrote on safety apps, it's time to go through some more general, but really useful, business productivity apps.

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Topics: CEOs and executives, list of business apps, productivity apps, business productivity apps

Top 29 Catchy Safety Slogans

Posted by Marie-Claire Ross on Mon, Jul 1, 2013

When it comes to getting staff to remember your important safety messages, using a safety slogan can be an effective way of getting the message through.

But not all safety slogans cut it.  A lot of them are quite bland and well, just not catchy.  Given that we're bombarded with around 3,000 messages a day, your safety slogan will become invisible and ineffective pretty quickly.

To ensure that your workplace safety communication is engaging, you need to have a stand out safety slogan.  When choosing or designing your safety slogan, there are a few things you need to consider, to make sure your safety slogan is memorable.

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Topics: CEOs and executives, safety messages, catchy safety slogans, safety slogan, safety professionals, safety slogans

Announcing New Supervisor Leadership Skills for a Safe Workplace Training

Posted by Marie-Claire Ross on Mon, Jun 24, 2013

 

A new online training video course has been launched by Digicast Productions to improve leadership skills of supervisors, in order to improve safety performance and culture.

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Topics: CEOs and executives, training professionals, safety professionals, safety performance, supervisor leadership skills, safety culture, hr professionals

18 Ominous Signs of a Deteriorating Culture of Safety

Posted by Marie-Claire Ross on Wed, Jun 19, 2013
As a business or safety leader, you know how important it is to have a high functioning workplace safety culture.  After all, if you a have an optimal health and safety culture it means less accidents, which also translates into high productivity and job satisfaction levels.

Yet, some savvy managers realise that even though their safety record looks great, there is still something amiss.

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Topics: CEOs and executives, safety professional, culture of safety, safety culture, health and safety culture

Is Gender Bias making your Company Unsafe?

Posted by Marie-Claire Ross on Mon, Jun 10, 2013

Regular, open communication and consultation about safety is a proven way to reduce injuries and workplace accidents.

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Topics: gender bias in safety, CEOs and executives, safety gender bias, sexism in safety

10 Ways to make your Safety Culture Suck

Posted by Marie-Claire Ross on Mon, May 20, 2013

Are your safety efforts are stuck in the past?  Unfortunately, some companies think of safety as an afterthought ensuring that it is never fully integrated into the organisation.  Thereby, ensuring that safety is never properly embedded into the company.

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Topics: CEOs and executives, safety professional, poor safety habits, bad at safety, poor safety culture

4 Steps to Leverage Group Behaviour to Improve Safety

Posted by Marie-Claire Ross on Mon, May 6, 2013

We've all experienced the critical, negative work colleague who puts a dampener on everything.  They complain about the boss, other staff members, customers, new initiatives and always seem to see something sinister lurking behind a new initiative.  They only seem to laugh when someone hurts themselves.

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Topics: CEOs and executives, improving group safety, safety professionals, safety culture

4 Steps to Communicating Persuasively on Safety

Posted by Marie-Claire Ross on Mon, Apr 22, 2013

Safety professionals often complain about how hard it is to get people to listen to them about safety. This is often a subtle sign that it might be time to change how they approach communicating the need for safe behaviours, rather than getting frustrated that it's not working.  After all, as Einstein said:

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Topics: CEOs and executives, safety professional, safety influence, improving safety communication, safety persuasion