Workplace Communicator Blog

10 Ways to Improve your Workplace Safety Communication

Posted by Marie-Claire Ross on Mon, May 28, 2012

Everything we do is communication.  And it is no wonder that research studies point to 70% of workplace mistakes being caused by poor communication.

How we start our message often determines the result.

According to Crystal Clear Communication, by Kris Cole, people quickly determine the meaning of our message and whether they will be receptive at the beginning.  We only have a short time to get our messages across:

  • 2 minutes when we are face to face
  • 30 seconds on the telephone
  • 10 - 15 seconds by voice mail.

So the more important the message, the bigger the need to plan what you are going to say.

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Topics: safety communications in workplace safety, workplace safety communication, communicating OHS messages, safety professionals, CEO safety messages, workplace training, workplace safety meetings, workplace safety messages, workplace safety, CEO workplace safety speech

How to Design your Next Workplace Safety Campaign

Posted by Marie-Claire Ross on Fri, Oct 14, 2011

Now that you have worked out your topic for your next routine workplace safety campaign, it's time to sit down and start writing.  Here are some tips that have been designed for routine workplace communication initiatives (and not for large safety communication programs that require a lot of change, for large scale initiatives go to "14 Tips to Launch a New Safety Initiative").

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Topics: safety communications in workplace safety, workplace safety communication, safety communication, improving workplace communication, health and safety messages, designing a safety campaign, how to communicate workplace safety messages

How to write the CEO Safety Speech

Posted by Marie-Claire Ross on Thu, Feb 17, 2011

How the safety speech is written depends upon it's form of delivery (eg: written speech for the annual report, face to face presentation to staff or video presentation) and the audience. Ideally, the speech is tailored as much as possible to the particular group of workers as this will get more traction.

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Topics: safety communications in workplace safety, CEOs and executives, safety messages, Communication professionals, training professionals, workplace safety communication, communicating OHS messages, CEO safety messages, workplace safety messages, hr professionals, workplace safety, CEO workplace safety speech