The results are clear: Your safety program has to form a two-way street where even the newest member of your crew feels appreciated, inspired and listened to when it comes to safety-related issues. If it doesn’t, it can falter and wind up negatively impacting employee morale and your bottom line — not to mention the reputation of your company with potential clients.
Interestingly, safety statistics in the construction industry support these ideas. For instance, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 60 percent of on-the-job injuries that happen to construction personnel occur during an employee’s first year of employment. Of course, that also means there’s a better way to focus resources, training and support on employees who are at the greatest risk of injury.
Another recognized method of improving safe working conditions is to take advantage of Cat® Connect advanced technology and our suite of Safety Services that accompany it. From ensuring the safety of your crews to that of your equipment, you’re able to spot obstacles to safe operations and react proactively instead of waiting for a mishap and responding after costly damage or a tragic accident has occurred.
Get Inspired With Caterpillar® Safety Culture Programs
One of the best ways to empower your employees with a sense that they’re actively involved in putting safety first is to schedule Safety Culture Programs. Delivered by a Caterpillar safety expert, these highly effective workshops can occur either at your site or at your nearest Cat dealership.
Check out the following brief descriptions of some of the most popular workshops that are regularly offered as part of Caterpillar Safety Culture Programs:
- Speak Up! Listen Up! — This empowering workshop is designed to give employees the confidence and motivation necessary to communicate important safety issues to their co-workers and supervisors.
- Supervisor Training in Accountability Recognition Techniques (START) — This highly practical workshop educates supervisors on how to encourage a culture of safety as well as hold workers accountable for safety issues.
- Recognize It! — This inspiring workshop develops communication skills in supervisors and managers so that they’re able to deliver positive and effective feedback to employees, resulting in the creation of champions of safety throughout your entire organization.
Be a Champion of Safety With Carolina CAT
When all members of an organization feel empowered to work safer and share their insights, the results are always positive. At Carolina CAT, we appreciate how reliable equipment and safe operations go hand-in-hand. That’s why, in addition to supplying world-class equipment, we offer outstanding safety services to our customers.