Why You Should Do Your Own Safety Audits

A proactive approach with in-house safety audits is good for employees and business.

Why You Should Do Your Own Safety Audits

A good safety program should be a cornerstone of your company. And the best way to be a safety leader, according to the experts, is to engage your employees constructively instead of confronting them like a “safety cop.”

Ed Koch was the amiable mayor of New York City for 12 years. During his tenure, he was known for greeting his constituents on the street and asking them, “How’m I doing?”

Companies should develop a similar habit and openly solicit feedback from employees about whether safety programs are actually keeping them safe.

One mechanism for doing this is a safety audit. In an audit, a qualified person systematically examines a company’s declared safety rules and regulations...

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