By: Michael Hancock, SMS, SGE, Director of Safety, VPP Site Coordinator, Marine Corps Air Facility Quantico; Owner, Creative Safety, LLC
This article originally appeared in the winter 2021 issue of The Leader magazine, a quarterly publication of VPPPA.
I would love to know how many safety colleagues have been challenged with one or more of these nagging thoughts:
“Is my safety training changing behavior?”
“Are people actually learning anything?”
“Why is there so much push-back to attend required training sessions?”
“What’s wrong with these people, don’t they realize this training is key to their wellbeing?”
These thoughts were the source of torment as I worked through our annual self-assessment. Although completion percentages looked great, we had solid documentation and curriculum was up to date with current standards and regulations, I was confronted with the realization that a majority of those attending required safety training had very little desire to be there, even if it was for their own good. So, the journey began to determine “why,” then work to restructure safety training strategies going forward.
October 14, 2021
By: Kevin Gardner
Staying healthy while working can seem like a difficult task, but it doesn't have to be if you start by making small changes to your daily routine. Here's how to stay healthy during your busy workday.
October 7, 2021
By: Ashley Lipman
Despite the term “domestic”, relationship violence rarely stays at home. Every year, victims struggle with the impacts of domestic abuse in their career. While workplaces are making strides toward seeing their employees as fully developed human beings with lives outside of work, there's still a ways to go— especially when promoting the safety of their people.
Here are some practical tips for navigating the impacts of domestic violence when it follows you to work.
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