If you’ve been in the safety profession or in supervision, for any length of time, you’re familiar with the difficulties associated with getting employees on board when it comes to following safety policies or procedures. Many of you have probably even had trouble in simply getting workers to follow a simple order of operation when performing routine tasks. In this post, I will share one of my experiences that really helped me understand why this is and share some tips on ways to effectively get the results you seek.
First, we must understand that our workforce is comprised of people, each of whom are a creature of habit, a culmination of life experiences. Having spent the first decade of my career as a field-level employee, I sometimes wonder why it took me as long as it did to figure this out.
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