tips for successful employee safety meetings

15 April 2008

Gather the employees up close to hear and participate

• Use current safety information relevant to the job task you are performing

• Speak about current accidents and your past experiences

• Use hands-on training and demonstrations

• Encourage employee input and questions

• Consider employees to lead the meeting, rotating the responsibility each week

• Discuss your safety record and actions necessary to prevent recurrence

• Keep the meetings short and productive 10 to 15 minutes

• Supervisors and management should participate and monitor

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