Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Do You Have Safety “Volun-Tolds”?

In his article “Do You Have Safety ‘Volun-Tolds’?” from the latest issue of the Manufacturing Practice Specialty’s publication Safely Made, Shawn M. Galloway warns against “forced selection” when it comes to finding volunteers to help with safety improvement efforts. He maintains that if employees feel a stronger incentive to not be involved or if they fear negative consequence for involvement, then we cannot expect them to want to volunteer.

How does your organization create an environment in which employees willingly participate in safety initiatives?