What is 24/7 safety? It’s not an e-learning web-based safety program or video learning platform available at any time of the day; it’s the safety of employees on and off the job. Quite literally, 24/7 safety describes a company culture where it’s natural for employees to think about their own safety (and the safety of those around them) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, no matter where they are or what they’re doing.
Statistically, three times as many injuries occur off the job than at work and for every on-the-job fatality, there are fifteen deaths at home or on the road caused by an unintentional injury. At first glance, this might appear not to be an employer’s problem—but off-the-job injuries have a major impact on the workplace. It’s enough to consider the average cost of hiring and training replacement, down time due to missed work, delays and the total cost of lost productivity. So even when an injury doesn’t happen in the workplace, the impact resulting from it is huge.
Don Wilson, Vice President of SafeStart, is an expert on teaching leaders how to educate their employees on 24/7 safety and drastically reduce injuries at work, at home and on the road. He will be leading a workshop entitled Leadership for Today’s Problems at the November BLR Safety Forum in Orlando where he will provide the audience with priceless advice on how to develop a 24/7 safety platform. Don is an influential speaker who has taught classes in numerous organizations around the world and even presented briefings on 24/7 safety to the leadership of all branches of the U.S. armed services at the Pentagon.
If you want a complete understanding of the benefits of 24/7 safety and would like to learn how a program like SafeStart can achieve that, why not have Don come to your site for a Stakeholder Session? You will learn how a training program designed to improve personal safety skills can have company-wide advantages that extend well beyond its primary goal of keeping your employees safe on the job.