Effective Safety Communication

Course Description:

In order to build a strong safety culture, effective safety communication is essential. This session is designed for supervisors; managers; and environment, health, and safety, or EHS, professionals to learn more about how to communicate about safety in a way that enables a strong culture of safety within their organizations.

At the completion of this module, the participant will be able to:
• Summarize how communication influences safety climate and safety culture.
• Generate appropriate safety messages for the intended audience.
• Choose the best medium for communicating safety messages to a particular audience.
• Use effective strategies for facilitating safety meetings and toolbox talks.
• Employ clear and respectful messaging, active listening, and appropriate body language in safety-related conversations with employees.
• Recall methods for communicating safety messages through social media.
• Recognize common causes of communication breakdowns.