Month: July 2018

SAFETY AND ATTITUDE (PART 3) Developing a Positive Safety Attitude

In Part 2 of this series, “Mentoring for Positive Safety Attitudes”, I wrote about the valuable contribution of experienced workers when it comes to mentoring newer workers. So, does that mean that only the workers who have “been around the block a few times” can show effective safety leadership? Of course not.   It’s important to understand that communicating, co-operating, and leading, are skills that can be developed. We’re not born with those skills, although we may have acquired a basic understanding of working with others from childhood. As with everything, we go through an awkward learning stage while...

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SAFETY AND ATTITUDE (PART 2) Mentoring for Positive Safety Attitudes

When fostering a culture of safety mentorship, the attitudes of experienced employees become all-important. Older workers score high with leadership abilities, detail-oriented tasks, organisation, listening, writing skills, and problem-solving. Their greatest asset is experience, or their workplace wisdom. They’ve learned how to get along with people, solve problems without drama and call for help when necessary. They know where to focus their efforts to deal with unexpected problems and so prevent costly mistakes and accidents.   These skills make them invaluable as demonstrators of good work attitudes. They model desirable behaviours and follow the rules. It’s a no-brainer to...

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