Safety posters, canvas prints and wall art can be a great way to share your commitment to workplace safety with your employees. Here are 6 ways safety posters make an impact during the course of the workday and beyond.
Provide a Safety Message Quickly
Annual safety training, weekly toolbox talks, refresher courses and on-the-job training are all crucial elements of your workplace safety and health program, but reinforcement is critical to maintaining a safe work environment throughout the year. Hanging safety posters or canvas prints in key places at eye level emphasize your most important safety messages quickly, when needed, every work day.
Motivate Employees to Stay Safe on the Job
Safety posters and artwork can be incredibly powerful motivators when the message is on target. Vibrant, visual safety reminders communicate to employees that management expects safety comes first and all workers should use the safety skills they have learned in training, no matter the task.
Increase Employee Awareness
Informational safety posters should repeat ideas that employees have already been exposed to during safety training or a weekly safety meeting. Sharing safety concepts and best practices that workers have already heard, or been exposed to, is the best way to continually reinforce great safety habits on the job.
Demonstrate the Organization’s Commitment to Safety
Every organization should have a written safety policy that is communicated to all employees and reinforced during on-boarding and annual safety training. However, finding innovative ways for management to demonstrate their ongoing commitment to safety is also necessary to cultivate a safety-minded workforce. Investing in high-quality artwork like safety posters, motivational safety prints or elegant canvas art with a workplace safety message reinforces safety as a company value throughout the year.
Prevent On-the-Job Incidents
Location is important when you are considering where to place a safety poster. Hanging an easy-to-read safety poster that emphasizes a hazard or safety tip in critical work areas gives workers easy reminders of vital information at the exact moment they need it. When the work environment has a tendency to get hectic or overwhelming, then safety posters become even more necessary.
Carry the Safety Message Outside of Work
When safety is an organizational value it becomes absorbed into the fabric of the workplace culture. The significance of safety doesn’t just stop when employees head home for the day. If safety is reinforced throughout the workday, with the help of safety posters, then employees are more likely to continue safe habits when working offsite, on the road and even after they go home at the end of the workday.
If you are ready to do more for your workplace safety and health program, adding regular safety meetings or toolbox talks is guaranteed to improve workplace safety while improving productivity and your company’s bottom line at the same time.