Online Safety Community

I recently spoke at a safety conference about Safety Return on Investment (ROI). The topic was about gaining support, from your company CEO, for your safety incentive and recognition programs. I was truly amazed at the number of people who approached me after my presentation. I think I hit a nerve here!

Seems many of these safety managers were hungry to improve their ability to get budget-share for their safety programs but they were not having luck, especially in this economy, with getting that away from sales, marketing and other department budgets. I shared some strategies I have used to integrate safety into other department programs and also made some safety calculators available to clearly demonstrate how ROI can be obtained.

Is this an isolated situation or should I be getting this message out there? Are your CEO's just giving lip service to safety but not backing that up with budget dollars?

Views: 67

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

My experience has been that the majority of senior leadership fully understands that it is not merely a coincidence that the safest companies are also the more profitable companies. They understand the link and are usually willing to spend what it takes. The onus lies with the person or group requesting the funds. Make sure you demonstrate the need and the benefit in a simple, but clear manner.

The snag is with the implementation,where you cannot simply spend yourself safe. Middle management and first line supervision, the lower tier "leaders", often place production in front of protection because of some self-imposed pressure to turn out more widgets faster than the last guy did. They can have trouble seeing past their slice of the pie. If their project comes in on schedule and under budget they consider themselves successful. I have converted many, but I meet a new challenge every day.

Safety Matt
Hey Matt:

I hear that (got to produce more than the other guy) all the time! I even had a CEO tell me that production comes first and if they can be safe while getting more out the door, that's a bonus for us. Sad but true. Good news is, after just a few sessions and follow up with this CEO, I was able to show him what his real exposure and investment risk was. Today, they have a safety program in place that works alongside a production program. The employees earn incentive points for being more productive and being safe.

Bob
Ellen:

You have had your share of natural disasters for sure, I feel for you! You are so right about education, I do that as a rule for my clients and prospects. When I show them the "true" value, in terms they want to see (show me the money), they are amazed at how small the risk can be and how large the returns are! Several years ago I developed easy to use Safety ROI calculators. I found that when I can have these, which are simply plug in numbers and see the results, available for these clients and prospects to use, they drop the fear factor that comes with trying to put a financial result together. I have that (finance) background, so if and when a CFO gets involved, I am happy to be on hand to demonstrate this as well. That gets real buy in!

I hope the storms stay away and give you a chance to rebuild. I love that part of our country!

Bob

RSS

Take our poll!

Take our poll!

Latest Activity

Training Doyens posted events
yesterday
Soujanya Naganuri posted a discussion

Flow of SAP MM and SUS Portal

SAP Material Management (MM) and SAP Supplier Self Service (SUS) and some customizable features of SAP SUS.In the Plan-Driven Procurement with Supplier Integration scenario the SAP SUS is installed and configured with SAP MM/SRM. Technically, in a classic scenario SAP SUS maybe connected with one or more MM and/or SRM back-end systems.PO is sent to SAP SUS system, in which supplier can perform the follow-on procurement process, i.e. PO response, ASN, GR response and invoice response.SAP…See More
Thursday
John Robinson posted blog posts
Thursday
Emma Miah posted a blog post

Latest Men’s Fashion Trends For Winter

Most people will agree that fashion trends use to fade, but the style is the one thing that is eternal. So, it’s always suggested that you should only follow the fashion trends that actually suits your personality. Winter is coming now it’s time to…See More
Thursday

Forum

Flow of SAP MM and SUS Portal

SAP Material Management (MM) and SAP Supplier Self Service (SUS) and some customizable features of SAP SUS.In the Plan-Driven Procurement with Supplier Integration scenario the SAP SUS is installed…Continue

Tags: sapmmcourse, sapmmonline, sapmm

Started by Soujanya Naganuri on Thursday.

PEGA Axis error: Parser already accessed

We have a PEGA frontend, from in which we're keying in double byte characters like japanese and being send to allotted java webservice through axis. this is working best when we ship singlebyte…Continue

Tags: pega_training, pega_online, pega

Started by Soujanya Naganuri Dec 6.

VMware player error on install vmware tools.

 I've installed the last version of VMware player (4.0.2) and created a virtual machine with ubuntu 10.04. However, some operations with …Continue

Tags: training, online, vmware

Started by emmablisa Dec 1.

All About QlikView

QlikViewQlik relies on sophisticated analytics that enables data discovery using an in-memory engine to analyze data for patterns not visible via SQL data structures or queries. The company’s two…Continue

Tags: Safety, Qlikview

Started by nicolewells Nov 25.

Occupational Health and Safety 5 Replies

Health and safety are important aspects of an organisation’s smooth and effective functioning.  Did you know that workplace health & safety injuries cost Australian businesses over $60 billion…Continue

Tags: Safety, and, Health, Occupational

Started by WHS Solutions. Last reply by Tara safe Nov 16.

Badge

Loading…

© 2017   Created by Safety Community.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service