While we usually think of "practice makes perfect" as a good thing, when employees continue "practicing mistakes," the probability increases that their actions will result in an accident or injury.

Most organizations direct supervisors to conduct periodic safety meetings with their staff to increase the level of safety awareness throughout the organization. While the objective has merit, the supervisors are typically less than enthusiastic about the responsibility.

Increase safety & the company's bottom line

They view the safety meeting as just something else added to their ever-growing list of responsibilities — something they "have" to do rather than something that will increase the safety of their workplace and their bottom line. When safety training is viewed as something to check off of the supervisor's list, these poorly focused meetings communicate to the staff that safety is not a priority.

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