Every business has a reputation. It’s the summation of opinions and beliefs about your business which have been formed by your past activities or the biases that people may hold about you. Positive experiences lead to a positive reputation and vice versa. Simple in concept, managing your reputation can, in reality, be like herding cats.
Ideas and Insights
for Safety Champions
We all have habits. It might be drinking a cup of coffee in the morning, or looking both ways before you cross the street. These activities become so repetitive that we stop thinking about what we're doing - they become automatic. Habits can be a useful way to save energy when making routine and frequent decisions.
Keeping workers safe is a foundational element of any successful business. Safety incidents result in innumerable costs—direct and indirect—and their ripple effect can spread far and wide, often in irreparable ways.
Building an effective safety program is critical for all organizations – regardless of industry. Safety incidents cost employers more than 200 billion per year and often result in irreparable loss of life and public trust. Unfortunately, measuring and reporting on safety metrics can be difficult and, as a result, many organizations incorrectly view safety as a cost center with no connection to the bottom line. Scarcity of organizational resources often leaves the safety team scrimping to build effective programs and many organizations get stuck merely reacting. Attributing the measurable impacts of your organization's safety programs is critical to improving lone worker safety, getting management buy-in and acquiring future resources.
Working alone is risky business. Every year in North America thousands of lone workers are killed and millions more are injured, making it one of the most dangerous work environments—regardless of industry. Because lone workers are exactly that—alone—small or easily resolved accidents have the potential for outsized consequences. Injuries that complicate calling for help and delays in evacuation or rescue can turn a routine response into a life-or-death scenario. The cost can be staggering —both in terms of human life, and financial implications. Despite all this, lone workers show up every day to offer vital services to their employer and their community.