- Management says it’s all about employee involvement in safety
- Union representation says it’s all about management abrogating their responsibility for safety
- Management says injuries are the result of employee mistakes
- Union representation says poor conditions are to blame
So what is the alternative? These endless debates are all about level one and level two issues that just don’t have a chance of delivering a sustainable zero incident safety culture. Let’s bypass these firmly entrenched islands in our war to eliminate all injuries and concentrate on what can deliver zero: Continuous Improvement teams with employees from all levels of the organization that turn complaints into goals and then work relentlessly to solve the issues. Enough debate already, move on to value added actions.
Debates won’t stop the carnage, only adult leadership focused on achieving meaningful lasting results from all those involved has a chance of winning.
Change your culture from wrestling with pigs to leading focused, action oriented excellence.