People with a negative attitude to health and safety at work often become careless, which means they are at a greater risk of an accident. As health and safety professionals, negative attitudes are a serious problem you need to deal with.
Safety and health regulations are sometimes seen as a bother to production or productivity. Employers may not see the benefits of increased safety and workers may feel it is a load of extra work. This negative view, however, has huge effects on businesses. Cutting corners, resistance to new policies and dangerous behavior in the workplace can lead to accidents, which leads to increased costs.
Changing negative to positive
It’s not easy to change a negative attitude to safety and it’s a lengthy process. However, the impacts of a positive safety culture are well worth the energy. As employees feel more valued (and safe), productivity and quality of work go up and thus an increase in profitability can be noted. Additionally, employees are less likely to leave the company. So investing in safety means investing in a company.