Nearly 20 years ago I was almost killed instantly by 70 000 lbs of falling steel due to improper training. I quickly became involved in health and safety management with a focus on “proper” training and hazard assessment/prevention with great success. My most recent work and interests involve the psychosocial aspect of a good health and safety/ human resources program. Simply put, happy workers give you more and work safer while a sense of teamwork resonates through the workplace.
From this blog, I hope to help managers realize that showing appreciation and giving something back to the front line workers gives your workforce a sense of ownership and creates loyalty which is priceless!