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Trust Building Communicator Blog

Access leadership and trust building communication tips to help you improve team productivity and safety.

Posts about workplace safety communication:

Is this the best safety plan ever?

Marie-Claire Ross Mon, Feb 25, 2013
Is this the best safety plan ever?

Back in 1987, every Alcoa plant, worldwide, had at least one accident per week.  It was dangerous work.   Molten metals bubbled at 1,500 degrees and machines that could literally rip off a man's arm were used every day.  It was commonly accepted that some staff wouldn't make it home.

Why Great Workplace Safety Professionals are Artists

Marie-Claire Ross Tue, Sep 4, 2012
Why Great Workplace Safety Professionals are Artists

The best safety professionals that I've worked with like safety.  They read all the right safety magazines and go to all the right safety conferences.  But that's not what gets them out of bed in the morning.  What they're really passionate about, and what makes them stand out, is their desire to keep as many people safe as possible.

5 Topics to include in your Workplace Safety Speech

Marie-Claire Ross Mon, Jun 25, 2012
5 Topics to include in your Workplace Safety Speech

Writing a safety speech can be a daunting task.  But rather than staring at a computer screen for inspiration, we've put together some helpful topic reminders to include in your speech to get maximum motivation and attention from your workforce.  Refer to these five must-have topics to help get you started.

10 Ways to Improve your Workplace Safety Communication

Marie-Claire Ross Mon, May 28, 2012
10 Ways to Improve your Workplace Safety Communication

Everything we do is communication.  And it is no wonder that research studies point to 70% of workplace mistakes being caused by poor communication.

How we start our message often determines the result.

According to Crystal Clear Communication, by Kris Cole, people quickly determine the meaning of our message and whether they will be receptive at the beginning.  We only have a short time to get our messages across:

  • 2 minutes when we are face to face
  • 30 seconds on the telephone
  • 10 - 15 seconds by voice mail.

So the more important the message, the bigger the need to plan what you are going to say.