Boost Workplace Safety…12 Steps Step #5

Who can do the most to promote safety in the workplace? YOU! You’re the one employees look to for leadership and guidance. You’re the one management relies on to provide safety training, enforce safety rules, and monitor employee performance. Each week for the next 12 weeks we will post a new step.
 
Step # 5 Be Specific
 
Try not to make general statements about working safely. They don’t tell too much and are not that helpful.
 
Be specific about what employees have to do and how to do it to protect themselves.
 
If you are concerned that they will not remember all the details, provide them with handouts and job aids like checklists, procedure guidelines and operating manuals.