How to Follow-up Your Safety Stand-down

Posted by Kevin Burns on Jan 16, 2019 11:07:00 AM

You need the right message, at the right time, to the right people so that every employee is working toward common goals in safety.

You’re planning a safety stand-down, safety event, safety day, whatever you want to call it. I’ll stick with stand-down. So, you’ve set aside your dates, got a budget from your senior managers and you’re busy making plans for what you are going to do for your stand-down. Now, before you plan any further, I want to pass along some advice that will make your stand-down be much more effective.

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Drive-By Safety Meetings Must Stop

Posted by Kevin Burns on Apr 9, 2014 8:28:00 AM

Are you asking your safety meeting attendees to be participants or spectators?

Drive-by safety meetings are a waste of time and energy and should be considered an insult by meeting attendees. Those who have been forced to sit through drive-by safety meetings dread them and will find an excuse to get out of attending them. Those who bother to show up are likely the ones who couldn't find an excuse. But when they get there, they are not planning on remembering anything, writing anything down or being held to any sort of accountability standard to be able to recall the information later. In other words, meeting attendees are simply driving by.

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Shorten Safety Meeting Presentations

Posted by Kevin Burns on Jan 20, 2014 9:51:00 AM

Safety meetings are NOT about filling time. They are about ensuring that you engage your attendees in safety and help them to make better choices.

(An excerpt from my free e-book, The Perfect Safety Meeting)

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3 Strategies For Small-Scale Monthly Safety Meetings

Posted by Kevin Burns on Nov 27, 2013 2:55:00 PM

Any safety meeting, large or small, must start with two basic purposes: to get your employees’ attention and their participation.

My newest book (in e-Book format), The Perfect Safety Meeting, is being downloaded around the world. Since safety never seems to get a big budget for learning and development, I made the e-Book free.

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Procrastinating The Safety Meeting

Posted by Kevin Burns on Oct 28, 2013 2:52:00 PM

Throwing together a safety meeting at the last minute does not inspire confidence or preparedness.

Safety Managers stress about organizing safety meetings and annual stand-downs. They struggle with the organizational aspect and so they end up leaving much of it to the last minute, scrambling just enough to pull something off that looks like there may have been a rudimentary amount of thought put into the meeting.

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