The problem is that oftentimes the tools we use to track workplace accidents and information about the incidents are not available to all employees. While the small details may not need to be shared, it’s important that all employees are made aware that an accident has occurred and reminded of any safety information that could have prevented that injury.
One way to communicate this information to employees is with safety scoreboards.
You may or may not be familiar with safety scoreboards, so I’ll explain. A safety scoreboard is a device used to publicly display safety and performance statistics or information in your workplace. It is a visual and immediate way to inform employees of information like consecutive days without an accident or progress toward production goals. You can also use the moving message boards featured on some scoreboard to communicate specific safety messages.
Scoreboards can come in all shapes and sizes and have a varying number of features. Depending on your needs, you can choose an electronic scoreboard that has features like working lights to indicate safety status; a counter that displays safety statistics like accidents or units produced; and/or moving message boards with your company’s safety information. If you don’t need all of those features, you can choose a write-on or dial-a-day scoreboard that allows you to manually track safety information.
(Note: If you purchase an electronic scoreboard it is always good to ensure it is UL listed.)
Some scoreboard suppliers will even let you customize a scoreboard with your own personalized message, features and tracking devices. So take some time and think about what safety goals or information you want your employees to focus on. Then, choose a scoreboard most appropriate for your workplace. You have lots of options.
Posted by Christie