Workplace health and safety is critical, but maintaining it takes more than posting a few safety posters around your site. It takes a group effort. Whether required by your state or not, our Miami construction lawyers know that a safety committee is a perfect way to encourage employee participation to assist management with implementing and monitoring the company’s safety programs. However, if poorly formed, the safety committee will not flourish. This article will continue our list of reason why safety committees fail. Read part one for the first set of tips.
Tools and resources are needed to accomplish safety-related activities and incentives. Without adequate funds, the committee is set up to fail.
A Lack of Communication
At the core of communication is trust and transparency, without it, members will not communicate appropriately which is a barrier to success. A lack of communication is also the failure to make available meeting information and actions to all members which help eliminate any misunderstandings regarding the committee’s goals and activities.
Failure to Follow Up
Much of what has already been mentioned leads to a lack of follow up and a lack of participation. Members will likely not do what they have been tasked to do.
Not Enough Members
The size of your safety committee should be determined by the size of your company. A committee that lacks an adequate number of members sets everyone up to be overwhelmed since they may not have the bandwidth to meet the demand. Whereas, a committee too large is a waste of company resources.
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