Behavior-based safety training programs are important in any company, but they are especially vital in the manufacturing and industrial sectors where heavy machinery can easily hurt you or one of your coworkers.
Promoting a strong workplace safety culture is a team effort because each employee plays a role in ensuring the safety of themselves and their coworkers. Safety training is not only important for keeping workers safe, but it can also lead to higher profits and more satisfied workers.
Behavior-based safety programs let workers know the appropriate steps to follow if an accident or injury occurs. Proper safety training also leads to higher profits by teaching workers to perform their duties safely and efficiently. Furthermore, companies with a strong safety culture prevent more accidents and injuries. According to OSHA, companies that focus on workers’ safety have nearly 50 percent fewer lost workdays. Furthermore, workers are more likely to enjoy and care about their work because they know their company cares about their well-being and wants them to succeed at their job.
To create a strong safety culture, your company should not be afraid of making necessary changes in practices to encourage safe behavior. Managers and supervisors should lead by example by consistently using safe workplace behaviors. Furthermore, your company should focus on praising those who follow safety regulations and encourage reporting accidents and injuries.
The best methods and tools to prevent workplace safety vary by company and occupation. Here are some basic rules of thumb for people with manufacturing and industrial careers to avoid unsafe behaviors.
If you are interested in learning more about behavior-based safety, check out Convergence Training’s Behavior-Based Safety eLearning video. This video will help you learn more about the importance of behavioral safety and how to facilitate a strong safety culture in your company. We’ve included a short sample below.
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