Achieving Industrial Facility Safety Goals
company that focuses on improving workplace safety aims to get their employees
home in the same health they came into work or better every single day. For
many companies, there are larger expressed goals attached to this effort. Often
the main goal for many worksites or companies is to make it an entire year
without any injuries. For other companies, it may just be no lost time injuries
in a year. Despite what the goal is or the duration set, one thing is for
certain- it takes focused effort every single day to achieve it.
records are tracked, days since last injury counters loom over employees’
heads, and safety lunches are held quarterly to celebrate employee efforts in
working safely. While these tools may be good reminders for a workforce that
there is a goal set and there is progress being made, the truth is that it
takes dedication by every single person on that team over a long period of time
to achieve the larger goal. The enormity of these safety-related goals can
overwhelm even the most optimistic employee.
After huge goals are set by companies regarding workplace safety, it is up to everyone’s willingness to embrace that it is possible and act towards meeting the goal. The thought alone of making it a whole year without injury automatically shuts down many individuals from even wanting to put care towards attempting to achieve it. To reduce the enormity of the goal, concrete actions need to be lined out every day to focus on preventing injuries one task at a time.
best way to achieve a huge goal is to take small steps towards it every single
day. For safety goals, it means doing one step, one work task, one safeguard
the right way each time it needs to be completed. Effort cannot be applied
directly to the overall abstract goal that may be a year or two away. Effort
can be applied by everyone to take action in the task they are doing that
minute to complete it in a safe and correct manner.
are good. Goals for safety in a workplace should be embraced by employees.
After all, it is ultimately about making sure everyone goes home in the same
health they arrived in or better when they return home. More important than the
goal itself is the action needed in a given moment to make your work task or
workplace safe. While it takes a lot of effort by every single member of a
workforce to achieve what seems to be a hard-to-reach safety goal, it is truly
possible when you focus your efforts on the task at hand.