We don't have to tell you why workplace safety matters. First of all, employee health and safety is your number one priority, because your people are your business.
Also, you may be well aware that safety issues in the workplace can be expensive and even mean the end of your business entirely. The best way to mitigate safety concerns, hazards, and issues before anything gets out of hand is with workplace safety meetings.
Regular Workplace Safety Meetings
OSHA expects regular, effective safety meetings in any workplace that operates with OSHA guidelines. Not meeting regularly or effectively can put your entire team and business at risk.
Safety meetings create a culture of speaking out, looking out for one another, and sharing lessons and best practices.
Safety meetings can give your employees and managers the tools they need to keep creating a safe work environment, while also empowering them to find solutions for unsafe practices.
Safety meetings keep teams aware of safety topics and concerns, shape your company culture, and can help control your budget and resources.
To find the right frequency of meetings, try to pinpoint how engaged workers are, and at what time of day. You don't want to have too many meetings, making them ineffective, nor do you want to have too few. Many businesses find a happy medium around weekly or bi-monthly safety meetings, but you can always adapt.
Northwest Safety and Risk Services has plenty of opportunities to support your teams as you establish clear guidelines for workplace safety meetings and trainings. Work with the Northwest Safety team on consultations, employee training, and guidelines for effective safety meetings. Let's talk today.