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Workplace Communicator Blog

Get regular information at the Workplace Communicator Blog to effectively produce engaging HSE communication that shapes mindsets and behaviours.

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5 Mistakes Companies make with their Standard Operating Procedures

Marie-Claire Ross Mon, Jul 16, 2012
5 Mistakes Companies make with their Standard Operating Procedures

As a safety content producer, I get the rare chance to look at countless standard operating procedures from a variety of large companies.

We use these documents to write clear, friendly scripts, in order to produce training videos that will engage, increase learner understanding and recall.  Nearly, 95% of the time, these standard operating procedures are really hard to read and understand.  And they're very often wrong.

8 Tips to Improve Safety Induction Training

Marie-Claire Ross Tue, Mar 27, 2012
8 Tips to Improve Safety Induction Training

According to the the research paper "Relative Effectiveness of Worker Safety and Health Training Methods" from the American Journal of Public Health in February 2006, engaging safety training is three times more effective than the least engaging methods in promoting knowledge and skill acquisition.  In addition, the most engaging methods of safety training are, on average, most effective in reducing negative outcomes such as accidents.

How to write the CEO Safety Speech

Marie-Claire Ross Thu, Feb 17, 2011
How to write the CEO Safety Speech

How the safety speech is written depends upon it's form of delivery (eg: written speech for the annual report, face to face presentation to staff or video presentation) and the audience. Ideally, the speech is tailored as much as possible to the particular group of workers as this will get more traction.

Five Company Induction Trends that can Put You out of Business

Marie-Claire Ross Mon, Apr 12, 2010
Five Company Induction Trends that can Put You out of Business

Getting new starters up to speed as quickly possible should be the goal of every company.  Yet, sadly, most companies tend to induct new starters with boring reading materials and little training support.