Tip # 1 – Open communications with employees
Give employees an open way to communicate safety issues at your brewery. Don’t wait for employees to tell you. Ask questions at production meetings, such as, “I noticed safety glasses are not being worn, any reason why?” When asked, employees will tell. And if no reason is given its a helpful reminder to get everyone focused on safety first.
Tip #2 – Be an example
There is nothing worse than telling someone else what to do, then not following the same rules. Lead by example and use best practices on the job to model to other employees a the culture of brewery safety you are trying to create or uphold.
Tip #3 – Be positive
When correcting a safety behavior, be positive first, then point out a way to improve. Nobody likes getting a lecture on the job. However its important for each brewery employee to understand that accidents can and do happen on the job so constructive & positive critique in real time might be necessary. Its not always what you say but how you say it.
Tip #4 – Care
The whole reason for creating a safety culture is because you care about your employees, and employees should care about the people working around them. Encourage employees to speak up when they see risky conditions or behavior. Point out that this will save someone from getting injured, and give them the ability to hold their kids or pet their dog when they get home.
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