Apr 26, 2012 / by Alisa Hafen / No Comments

Employees who feel valued at work tend to be happier and more motivated, as well as feel better physically and mentally.

Statistics show that 93 per cent of those that feel valued are more apt to do their best at work.

Not only is it important to feel valued at work, but it is just as vital to value safety in the workplace. People need to do whatever it takes to maintain safety.

There are many ways in which we can accomplish this. First and foremost, we need to quit making excuses and perform our duties carefully – at home and at work.

Finding a faster and quicker way to do something will only cost you more time in the future. Short-cuts are not acceptable where safety is concerned.

Think proactively and anticipate what the consequences will be before your actions.

Do the right thing always – not just when you think someone is watching. Be an example to those around you by adopting the correct way of doing your job.

We have all heard it time and time again – accidents are “caused”; they do not just “happen.” Don’t be in a hurry all the time; make sure you do one thing at a time – and do it well.

Most of us respond to the many pressing demands on our time by multitasking – simultaneously doing as many things as possible, as quickly as possible, using the power of as many technologies as possible.

Multitasking is a trick we play on ourselves, thinking we’re capable, but in reality, our productivity actually goes down by as much as 40 per cent.

Be a role model. Take all necessary precautions. Stay alert and focused on performing the task at hand. Make safety an intricate part of each and every day.

Employers that implement effective safety and health management systems may expect to significantly reduce injuries and illnesses and reduce the costs associated with these injuries and illnesses, including workers’ compensation payments, medical expenses, and lost productivity.

In addition, employers who value safety often find that process and other changes made to improve workplace safety and health may result in significant improvements to their organization’s productivity and profitability.