Author Archive: Ruth Harmon

Safer Second Home

They say that when people enjoy what they are doing, they no longer to work a single day in their life. In the same way, the workplace where workers spend several hours a day can serve as their second home. Home is a place where people can feel safe and secure. Fortunately, several companies in the world went out of their way to respond to this by listening to the needs of their employees. For instance, Google installed several fun-filled activity stations by converting their headquarters into a place where ideas can easily be harnessed from their people. The company boosted satisfaction and employee morale, inspiring creativity and resourcefulness among the people on their payroll. For them it’s not just about creating a different level of security. Instead, they resorted to converting Google into a second home where people live harmoniously and happily together.

The company created a standard that incites envy among its peers. It is, however, different from manufacturing and other industries which require safety for employees more than anything else. In order to keep up, several corporations invested on effective speakers and effective safety presentations to deliver the company’s message to their people. The creation of a culture of safety in the workplace starts by making workers understand the importance of having a safety protocol in place.

The lack of such program exposes them to tremendous risks that can affect their health, well being, and even their lives.

Motivational SpeakerRequiring workers to attend safety presentations is the response of those in the heavy industry in taking care of the welfare of the people in their employ. These industries have gone a long way from the Industrial revolution when people are only seen as operators of an assembly line that makes sure that the machineries operate as they should. The rights and benefits of these workers are now highlighted not only by companies trying to build a stable workforce but by government officials who want to make sure that people are well taken care of.

Due to the increasing demand for this kind of presentations, some business-minded individuals started a company that caters to this specific need. As years went by, their services became widely in-demand considering the growing number of industries that cater to more specific needs of the public. It is no secret that these safety presentations must be backed by hard science so the data used are constantly updated and relevant to the industry the hiring company belongs to. Mortality and injury statistics are taken from government agencies to paint a picture of how the actual situation looks like at the moment. Illustrations and comparisons between effective safe and unsafe working areas are likewise included.

All these aid in the process of raising awareness among the employees that (a) the company cares about them and (b) their safety is always taken into account. In return, these employees can be expected to do their part in cultivating this culture of safety within the company. This should reinforce the idea that the company is a second home to them. It may not exactly look like the colorful jungles of Google but the air of security will help the employees do their job better than expected.

Safety presentations can also be an avenue for the management and employees to converse about the different issues they have. This way, all voices will be heard and most problems will be resolved. The presenters can be a mediating party that can serve as the face and mouth of both the management to the employees and the employees to the management. Meaningful discussions should be held until a win-win solution can be established, or once everyone is aware of the situation at hand.

In conclusion, investing in safety presentations is less costly than having to cover up the costs of any untoward future incidents. Companies can be sure that a culture of safety will dramatically lessen accidents within the workplace.