Safety lives in conversation. The more people talk it, the more safety performance improves. Without effective communication, outcomes and success result from chance and luck. While luck is good, no operation should rely on luck to manage critical functions. This is true for safety and health management. One of the most important forms of communication is collaboration involving managers, miners, other workers and stakeholders in the safety decision-making and problem-solving process. Whether discussing standard operating procedures, how to minimize risk in a non-routine task, reinforcing safe behavior among two co-workers or participating in a safety meeting, communication is critical and should be managed accordingly.
- On August 29, 2016