If you read last week’s post, you know that June is National Safety Month. All this month, we’ll be sharing tips and ideas that can make your organization a safer place.
National Safety Month was established in 1996 by the National Safety Council to increase public awareness of safety and health risks in workplaces, homes, and communities. This month is a prime opportunity to bring safety to the forefront of your organization and establish its value as a great workplace.
June is an excellent time to refresh your workforce on company safety procedures. Begin Safety Month with a reminder of your identification policy. Going over the policy is certain to get everyone on the same page when it comes to proper use and display of their ID cards.
Don’t have an identification policy? Make a resolution to create one. Identification in the workplace improves safety by providing a visual identifier of individuals in the building. This makes it easier to identify who do and does not belong in the building. Thanks to identification software and easy-to-use photo ID card systems, you can create the identification policy that will have the greatest impact on safety for your organization.
Safety Month is a great opportunity to update staff ID card pictures, too. At staff meetings, have your digital camera ready and offer “picture-retakes” for anyone interested. Employees will be more likely to wear their ID when they are happy with their picture. Hand out new lanyards or badge reels to everyone to encourage them to regularly sport their new ID cards.
Safety is an essential piece to creating a work environment where employees look forward to coming to work. When you create a safety-conscious culture at your organization, employees will thank you with increased productivity and engagement.
David is an IDville Identification Specialist with over seven years product and sales experience. Around IDville, David is known for his new product ideas, sports knowledge, and experience as a catalog model (you may have seen him in a previous IDville catalog!).