Brad Hurtig is a corporate speaker who will connect! His life experiences have given him a real-life story that will engage your staff, not only because of his heart-warming message but because of the sincerity of his words and experiences.
There are many known causes of workplace accidents. Many of your employees have had one of these accidents or will have in the near future. Education on how to prevent these accidents from happening is our goal and should be a top priority for you and your business.
workplace safety, safety training, workplace ethics, workplace accidents, corprate speakerWhile we would all like to think that good workplace ethics come naturally, sometimes even companies with the best of intentions create toxic environments with low morality. These environments decrease productivity, increase turnover, and create a culture of chaos.
Safety training is important for a variety of reasons, but the most important reason of all is for the wellbeing of your employees. It can also save your company money and resources, while also increasing the productivity of your business. While safety training may seem like yet another training to implement and get pushed to the back-burner, it is critical for the growth and sustainability of your business.
Workplace safety is not a new concept, but it seems like we constantly need reminders of how important it is to take workplace safety seriously. Accidents in the workplace happen far too often, which brings forth the need to continually raise awareness and inform. Because of this, employers need to be ready to use new techniques and tactics to educate their employees on the importance of safety in the workplace. It’s important to give employees information in a way that they can use and remember.
Did you know that accidents in the workplace are most likely to be caused by human error? It can be all too easy for employees to get comfortable in the workplace and start making those little mistakes. After a while, the safety precautions may not seem as necessary and can get overlooked in the rush of the day. These lapses in judgment and thinking could very well make the difference between life and death. If you think that your employees may be getting comfortable, then it’s time to change up the workplace with a corporate speaker.
It has been recorded that over 3 million workers are injured in the workplace annually. Those are staggering figures! Brad Hurtig was one of those 3 million. A horrible workplace accident caused him to lose both of his hands as a teenager. Brad worked hard to overcome this tragedy, and now he works with equal enthusiasm to inspire others. As a corporate speaker, Brad works with companies to prevent workplace injuries. You want workplace safety to be a top priority for your company!
OSHA(Occupational Safety and Health Administration) has recorded that as many as 4,000 deaths occur annually in our workplaces. All types of workplaces are susceptible to accidents – however, with proper safety training implemented, these numbers can be greatly decreased. How can you improve safety training in your company?
We live in a society where acting civilly towards each other is becoming more and more rare. The days when an individual's ingrained response was to act politely and respectful to others are gone, as rudeness becomes the norm. This new standard creates an increased financial burden on companies. Workplace ethics need to step up to solve the problem.
Can we trust any statistics that say that the incidence of workplace accidents is decreasing? How accurate are the statistics? Unfortunately, studies indicate that many employees, no matter the industry in which they are employed, are scared to report workplace accidents. The reasons may vary, but the most commonly cited reasons are that the employee is afraid that his or her manager may be angry or feel that the company will not do anything about the report.
Safety training is important for all workers. However, this is especially true for young and new workers. These individuals are prone to experiencing more accidents. The reasons behind this include their inexperience, a lack of orientation, supervision and/or training, a lack of understanding regarding their new workplace, exposure to new and more dangerous jobs, all coupled with an unwillingness to ask questions.
Companies continuously look for a new competitive edge, another method for gaining an advantage over any competitor. One such method is decreasing workplace accidents, leading to increased productivity and effectiveness. However, safety training from a corporate speaker often seems to fall on deaf ears. The employees' (and managers') attitudes are one of indifference - "I have heard all this before!" Companies increasingly turn to corporate speakers to help hone the message.
Companies and employers work hard to prevent workplace accidents. Everyone understands the immense costs such accidents can have on a company from medical costs, lower employee efficiency, to poor customer perception. However, despite the very best efforts, workplace accidents still occur.
Ethical issues continue to make headlines, especially issues related to sexual harassment and discrimination. These headlines tell us that ethical issues continue to run rampant through many companies, affecting employer/employee relations, business practices, company/customer relationships, and company operations. In other words, workplace ethics continues to be a key area that many companies need to address.
Over 40 million Americans have been diagnosed with some form of anxiety disorder. Of those 40 million individuals, many say that their workplace is a contributing factor, and often claim it is the main contributor. Clearly, workplace anxiety has become a major issue in our society. Decreasing workplace anxiety helps improve company workplace safety levels.
Avoiding workplace accidents is in the best interests of everyone involved in the company. When everyone stays safe, employees get to continue living their lives as normal and the business avoids paying hefty fines and legal bills. An increased focus on worker safety can also help company owners and managers avoid a criminal conviction.
Most employers know how important safety training can be. In some cases, it can quite literally be the difference between an uneventful day at work and the death of a worker. However, despite the importance of safety training, it can often be a little challenging to get employees to care about it. Most of the time, you will find that they would prefer to simply do their jobs than worry about safety. Of course, if you wish to maintain an accident-free workplace, you will need to get your workers on-board with your safety initiatives. Let's take a brief look at how you can do just that:
Successful business owners are constantly searching for ways to make their company better. For many, hiring an experienced corporate speaker, like Brad Hurtig, has proven to be an exceptionally effective way to do just that. Of course, before you rush out and book a corporate speaker of your own, you would probably like to know exactly how doing so will positively impact your organization. Well, let's take a look: