No one wants an unsafe workplace, but it’s easy for employees to forget how important things like hard hats, hand protection and reflective gear can be.
According to a study done by the J. J. Keller Center for Market Insights, the most common PPE challenge facing employers is getting employees to wear their PPE in the first place. According to the study, the top reasons given for not utilizing PPE were:
1. Just didn't want to wear it
2. Didn't think it was necessary
3. Made the job more difficult
4. Didn't know it was required
5. Didn't fit
6. Something else
7. Didn't know where to find it.
While the safety professionals that responded to the survey are dedicated to employee safety, they expressed the importance and need for leadership support in order to do their jobs.
ConstructionDive takes a look at how your HR staff can assist both safety managers and leadership in helping to foster a strong company safety culture and helping to identify and address hazards in the workplace.
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