Ever heard of someone being involved in a car crash, or a close call and they say “I just didn’t see them”!? This happens all too often in our approach to safety programs as well.
Everyone has a blind spot when it comes to being safe. No, we’re not talking about just the little area of space in your car where it’s hard to see if someone is about to hit you on the highway, or the area behind your head. Blind spots pop up our minds, not just our vision. Whenever we are not aware of something – whether it’s in our physical surroundings, how we behave, or our personal attitudes – we lack insight about this. And when we lack insight into something that can get us hurt, it can be a blind spot for our safety.
Nothing will kill a safety culture like leaders who undermine safety policies, and who fail to be safety role models themselves. When it comes to influencing workers to behave safely, leaders need to show safety practices are a priority. Studies have repeatedly shown a direct link between workers’ perception of the importance their leaders place on safety and their attitude towards working safely.
Safety needs to be a deliberate choice in every moment of every day.
Join Faith as she explores the fascinating world of human behavior and the mindful strategies that have the capacity to reduce our blind spots when it comes to safety.
Faith Wood is a Behaviorist. She is the author of 6 books and has been a Certified Professional Speaker for more than a decade.
She became interested in Behavior Psychology while she worked as a law-enforcement officer. It occurred to her, if she knew what people really wanted, and what the motives behind their actions really were, she could do her job much more efficiently.
Since she decided to hang up her handcuffs, she has traveled the world, helping people all along the way to better understand their behaviors, and how they impact others.
Wood has taught thousands how to tap into the area of the brain that controls actions, which in turn, offers a new way of thinking and a new way of life. There is no doubt that she leaves a lasting impression on everyone she touches.
Her personal story of recovery from a workplace injury will inspire as well as entertain.