Why Can’t Workers Discuss Safety Issues Before They Occur Just Because?

Workers eat out together, buy lotto tickets together and discuss their weekend activities but do they talk about safety issues that may come up as a result of a new project in a different environment?  Construction workers are in new environments all the time.  The skill set needed to do the job might be the same but the environments are always new.  A pre-construction talk may be just the type of action needed to reduce the chance of workplace injury.  Asking your co-worker to let you know when you are taking too many chances or ask them to point out issues that you may not see to avert a serious event.

Conditions are fluid so a flexible safety plan can address the ever-changing environment.  I suspect that the conversation about safety will be more productive and rewarding than just rehashing trivial events.

If you need preparedness training or would like to have a preparedness discussion for your employees checkout my website http://www.ejones224.moonfruit.com/ and contact me via email at sysmanemerconsult@aol.com.

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I am a professional consultant with 30 years of experience in managing emergencies. My background and skills gave me the foundation to start Systems Emergency Preparedness Consultants. If you need preparedness training or would like to have a preparedness discussion for your employees contact me via email at sysmanemerconsult@aol.com. I held various positions in the Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department until I retired in 2007. As a emergency planner and trainer in the Prince George's County Office of Homeland Security I planned exercises and training for government agencies and citizens groups. I was appointed Fire Chief of the Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department in 2009. I started Systems Emergency Preparedness Consultants in June of that year. I had the opportunity to become the Assistant Fire Chief - Operations of the District of Columbia Fire/EMS Department and served for a year as the Interim Fire Chief. I am a trained mediator, mediator team leader and trainer. I also served as the Fire/EMS Department Equal Employment Opportunity Officer.
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