Here’s How You Can Set and Achieve The Perfect Workplace Safety Goals For 2019
As does every new year, 2019 will bring exciting new changes to workplace safety. Safety barriers for forklifts, pedestrians, and more, can separate the people close to you from the ever-present risks in your line of work. Pinch points can be identified, slips and falls minimised, heavy items dropped less frequently, but without the proper workplace safety goals, these improvements could only be temporary. Responding to the changes in your dynamic field will mean setting new workplace safety goals – but do you know how to set and implement your workplace safety goals effectively?
Don’t let updating your workplace safety goals overwhelm you. Read on to see how you can bring workplace accidents to a new low in 2019.
What workplace safety goals should I focus on?
Eliminating accidents and injuries should be everyone’s #1 workplace safety objective, but is the result – fewer injuries – how we should measure our safety goals?
Believe it or not, measuring results is often less successful than measuring preventative measures. If the only achievable goal you communicate to your team is “fewer accidents” but you do not identify a clear, measurable process to achieve that goal, you may accomplish little more than disincentivising your team from reporting accidents.
Centre your workplace safety goals on measuring processes, not results. Nobody knows your workplace better than you.