One of the most effective ways to promote a healthy working environment is to get involved in company safety meetings. These informal, brief meetings allow you the opportunity to stay up to date on potential workplace hazards and safe workplace practices, such as machinery used, tool handling, and equipment use.
When it comes to workplace safety meetings, you should keep the following in mind:
- Attending safety meetings is mandatory. Be aware of what days your employer holds meetings, and plan accordingly.
- Actively participating is important. Some of the best safety ideas come from workers, often because they know what and where the dangers are. If you have something to add during safety meetings, don’t hesitate to speak up.
- If you have an idea for a safety topic, chances are others will find it of interest as well. Feel empowered to share safety concerns and improvements with your supervisor.
Above all, it’s important to take safety training seriously. Together with the help of your peers, employers can use safety meetings, training and hazard identification practices to ensure workplace health and safety.