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Empathy is the ability to put oneself in another’s shoes. It is being able to try to feel what another person might feel. As a safety-minded leader, it means that you are willing to look at a safety situation through the eyes of the workers that you are leading.
LISTENING IS VITAL TO COMMUNICATION. Communication is the two-way flow of information and ideas. Without listening, it is not an exchange, but a monologue.
Creating a culture of safety in a workplace involves the reversal of long held belief systems. This isn’t always easy. We often speak of getting the most senior workers to buy into the idea that it is possible to work safely and be productive.
You may have a room full of employees who would be considered the best listeners on the planet, but if you, as the manager, are not communicating well, their talents are wasted. Your crew is only as good as their leader, and your methods may benefit from the following thought processes.
The Co-founder and President of Complete Safety, Ryan Gisclair, has a 15-year background in HSE and management. He saw the need for a locally owned, large-scale training center in his area, and made that happen with Complete Safety.
DEFINITION: Safety culture is a collection of customs and attitudes which define the behaviors of a group of employees in an area with specific health, safety, and environmental concerns.