LANGUAGE OF SAFETY
Driving Safety for Patients and Employees
October 2011 • Lockton Companies, LLC
Healthcare employees sustain serious occupational injuries related to the physically demanding work of moving dependent patients, residents, and clients.
What is your organization doing to drive safety for your patients and employees? What is your healthcare organization downloading into the minds of your employees about their daily safety?
The words and language we speak and hear every day affect our behavior and our outlook. Are the day-to-day conversations within and around your organization-in person, on-line, and by telephone-positively driving safety? Or is safety a result of knocking on wood and hoping for the best?
All too often healthcare organizations say they have too many conflicting priorities which impede their ability to address employee safety more thoroughly. But in order to improve less-than-stellar employee injury records, healthcare organizations must change how they are driving and communicating the value of employee safety.
How do you do this? Read on
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