Witness An Unsafe Act? Here’s How You Can Handle It!
It can be confusing to know how to properly handle a situation where you witness an unsafe act, especially if it is one of your co-workers involved. Many times, people want to avoid confrontation, however, by not saying anything you could be putting your co-worker at risk of injury. There are a lot of factors for why people engage in unsafe acts, and sometimes they aren’t even aware of their behaviour. By suggesting a safer way to complete the task, you could be preventing an injury. Remember, when communicating your concern, please don’t criticize or be negative – instead you should calmly express your concern for their safety. It’s helpful to compliment their safe work behaviours before bringing up your concern so they don’t feel criticized.