How Millennials Are Changing Approaches to Workplace Safety

It's important to recognize the different demographics of your workforce. The number of millennials is growing in the safety industry, so Columbia Southern University (CSU) provides some tips on how to manage them and help them thrive.

Given that they make up about one-third of the American workforce, it should be no surprise that millennials are having a profound effect on all aspects of work. In fact, millennials are becoming a driving force in making workplaces safer for everyone. If you are looking to further your career in occupational safety and health, understanding the millennial perspective is vital. Knowing what these employees expect from their employers can ensure that your efforts to support safer workplaces are effective.

Why Millennials Care

When you consider the defining moments of these workers’ lives — events like the Columbine High School shooting, 9/11, etc. — it only makes sense that safety is a priority to them. It’s also important to note that many younger workers are among the first generation of children to have been closely supervised and provided with safety gear for common childhood activities.

For more information on millennials in the workplace and to read the rest of this article from Columbia Southern University, go here.

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