Safety consultant Carl Potter once was told about a workplace in which an employee asked for his name to be deliberately drawn from a hat so he could be the new member of the organization’s safety committee.
Although he felt otherwise, the worker planned to feign disgust at the selection when his name was revealed during an assembly. Such irritation simply matched the workplace culture.
“It wasn’t popular to be a member of the safety committee and like being on it,” said Potter, who is based in Tulsa, OK.
Potter and counterpart Richard Hawk – a veteran safety pro turned professional speaker based in Bridgeton, NJ – believe it doesn’t have to be that way. Each spoke with Safety+Healthabout ways to build more effective and enjoyable workplace safety committees. Their thoughts, as well as guidance from the National Safety Council, helped shape the following seven tips.
Source: National Safety Council