Guardrail Safety and You: How to Get Your Employees to Care About Workplace Safety
Getting employees to take workplace safety can be a huge challenge. The approach you take is one that often needs to be a delicate balance—talk about it too much and you risk making your employees so comfortable with talking about it that they don’t practice it; on the other hand, not talking about it enough can lead to the same problems. So how can you overcome this problem?
For many employees, simply hearing that guardrail safety is important isn’t enough. Oftentimes there seems to be a disconnect between those who are in charge of a project and those who are completing it. Regardless of the reason that this is the case, we live in a time where people are skeptical of nearly everything. “Do my employers really care about my wellbeing or do they just want to avoid the hassle of worker’s compensation?” “I don’t get paid enough to follow the rules.” “Preach about guardrail safety all you want, but I know the bottom line is how much money I’m putting in your pocket and if I’m not working fast enough, I’ll be in the unemployment line.”
At Safety Rail Company, we strive to provide solutions that help to do away with problems like these. We want to be at the heart of your company’s guardrail safety needs.
Here are a few things you can do as an employer to let your employees know that you take guardrail safety very seriously and you care about their wellbeing:
- Be real with them. Your employees can tell when you’re saying something because you have to and when you’re saying something because you want to. Let them know that you genuinely care about their safety. Don’t be afraid to be your genuine self. People will appreciate that.
- Promote a culture of safety. As we mentioned above, this can often be a delicate balance, but keep your ears to the ground, talk to your employees, and ask them for honest feedback about what you’re telling them. Don’t simply let things slip through the cracks.
- Invest in your employees. The absolute best way to keep your staff around is by keeping them safe. Do that by practicing workplace safety and by taking the time to get to know them. Trust us when we say that they will be glad for the opportunity to get to know you and what makes you tick. The likelihood that they’ll stick around for the long run increases.
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