Production Over Safety?


A new survey uncovers employees’ disturbing perceptions about job safety. What can HR do to ensure productivity and safety are equally balanced in the workplace?

Do your employees believe that completing job tasks is more important than workplace safety?

A surprising number do, according to a new survey. Based on the responses of 2,000 workers participating in an online survey conducted earlier this year by the National Safety Council, more than one-third (36 percent) strongly or somewhat agreed that “safety takes a back seat” to completing job tasks

Some of these workers have high-risk jobs. Consider that 68 percent hold positions in agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting; 58 percent are in construction, and 45 percent work in manufacturing or an industrial facility… Click Here for the full story from Human Resource Executive Online.

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