The Human Side of Safety: Overcome Objections and Address Motivations to Increase Participation

Getting employees more involved in safety requires understanding their motivations. To improve your safety culture, you need worker buy-in and support. Many safety professionals have wondered, “How do I increase employee participation?” While there is no simple answer, employees will participate more if they want to — too often, they simply choose not to participate. The question should be, “What would make employees choose to participate more?” If employees and supervisors understand the value and benefits, they’ll participate more.

We will share ideas on overcoming these challenges such as:

  • Showing employees why safety matters by demonstrating how it impacts them personally.
  • Dealing with reluctant (often experienced) workers who push back against the rules.
  • Dealing with those (often younger) workers who think they’re invincible or won’t get hurt.
  • Tips for increasing participation, such as identifying workers to be safety advocates and lead from the middle.
  • Tips for supervisors who must support safety or could undermine your efforts.
  • And much more!

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: May 10, 2023
: 2:00pm ET - 1:00PM CT - 11:00AM PT


Edwin Zalewski
Sr. Editor – EHS
J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.

Edwin (Ed) Zalewski is an EHS Editor at J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. He researches and creates content for a variety of safety-related topics and contributes to several products. Edwin specializes in issues such as injury/illness recordkeeping, walking working surfaces, and powered industrial trucks.

Holly Pups, CSP
Editor - EHS
J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.

Holly Pups, CSP, joined J. J. Keller in 2021 specializing in workplace safety as an EHS Editor. She is a former OSHA compliance officer with over a decade of industrial safety experience including warehousing, pharmaceuticals, public sector, and plastics manufacturing. She uses her extensive experience to help others understand OSHA regulations and share industry best practices through her work as an EHS Editor.

Duration: 1 Hour

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