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Do your workers speak up about safety?

Taken from the WorkSafe Victoria e-newsletter 27th July 2010

WorkSafe and the Supply Chain Industry Alliance have joined forces to create a series of resources that encourage workers to speak up about safety. The idea is that a workplace can use the resources to create their own ‘speak up’ campaign.

‘This project is a great example of WorkSafe and industry using their collective knowledge to target a challenging issue,’ says Jason Howard, Operational Strategy Manager for WorkSafe. ‘We’re hoping it sets a precedent for other industries to follow.’

A fear of speaking up about unsafe practices is a barrier to improving workplace safety in the supply chain industry. But organisations that do empower workers and contractors to speak up can gain important information about how to improve health and safety performance, productivity and workforce morale.