5 horrible flaws in workplace safety speeches

Safety lapses can damage your organization in many ways. First and foremost, of course, you don’t want anyone injured on the job. So avoid these pitfalls when urging staff to put safety first.

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Usually these speeches were written with a deluded sense of self and what was really happening.

I recently sat squirming during a seminar while listening to absolute nonsense about a so-called safety study based on a flawed research methodology with a small sample of 12 companies. The principal consultant waxed lyrical about the findings, which were all dodgy, as the sample size was too small to make any assumptions. Yet it was enough for a whole range of safety guidelines to be doled out to companies, while my ex-market-research brain was writhing in agony.

But I digress; it’s not just companies trying to sell safety information that are at fault. It’s also companies talking about their own safety stuff.

Here are five things that make workers uncomfortable when they’re listening to a safety speech:

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