How to Make Safety Common Practice at Your Workplace

Are your employees hurting? If they are, chances are, your pocketbooks are too. Read further to find out how you can make safety a common practice in your company.

 

How to Save Your Employees From Preventable Injuries

What's stopping your employees from dinging themselves on the head? Probably not much. Employees hurt themselves because of distraction, ignorance, stubbornness, and at times sheer stupidity. As an employer, you don't want your employees getting hurt. You also don't want to pay for their mistakes.

Workplace injuries cost companies money from lost work time, increased insurance rates, and damaged property. Wouldn't it be nice if your employees could just stop getting hurt?

At Bitesize, we can help you transform your workplace. Through our methodology, we've accomplished great behavior change results for other companies. Here's one testimonial:

"Since our department began using Bitesize, our overall safety related incidents have plummeted. The last time we saw numbers like this was over 6 years ago! In addition, we are seeing more discussions and feedback than I can ever remember. The staff are actually energized to discuss how we can bolster safety initiatives."
-Anonymous, Global Laboratory Management Contractor

 

Here's a few reason why safety training fails for companies, and how we at Bitesize respond.

  1. People don't remember the right protocols to be safe. For example, a team was trained on safe protocols in a long training meeting and later didn’t remember all the details. We combat this by developing curriculum that is neurologically sticky. Vanderbilt University found that our process yields up to 3x the learning retention when compared to traditional training methods.

  2. People can't sustain safety practices for the long-term. For example, a safety procedure is so long and arduous that it's exhausting to keep doing. We respond to this issue by refining a procedure so it targets the critical behaviors and not unnecessary ones.

  3. People don't have time to follow safe procedures. For example, a construction worker is under a time constraint to complete a roof project and therefore doesn't take the time to harness himself to the roof. We target this problem by training co-workers to hold each other accountable.

  4. People aren't sure how to be safe. For example, a machine operator learns about the importance of safety but has no idea what she needs to do to be safe. We address this problem by implementing a razor sharp focus on application.

Our methodology has achieved incredible results because we leverage psychology, neurology, socialization, and the environment to resolve these concerns and smooth the path to victory.

 

The Strategy to Accident-Free Organizations

If you want to change your results, you have to change what you do. Visit our methodology page to learn more about how you can prevent employees from hurting themselves and your pocketbook too.