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Use these four tips to motivate your employees to comply with safety laws

by , 27 March 2014
Health and Safety is everyone's responsibility. And that means your employees are just as responsible for ensuring their workplace is safe as you are. To help them fulfill this requirement, use these four tips to motivate them to comply with safety laws.

Motivation also applies when it comes to workplace safety

If you're wondering why we're talking about motivation and workplace safety, the answer is simple: Motivating your employees is vital to any business, says Americas Job Exchange.com. A motivated workforce means a highly productive staff, all of which will help you achieve your business goals.

So why not motivate your employees to obey safety laws so you can achieve your goal of fully complying with the Occupational Health and Safety Act? 


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Here are four motivational tips to help you enforce health and safety in the workplace

Wilna Louw-Malan, a registered Occupational Safety Professional writes on the Health & Safety Club, that motivation in the workplace can be achieved through a number of activities and approaches.

#1: Understanding an issue. Thus, training and information will ensure that your employees understand the issue and will then be motivated to comply with company standards and legal requirement.

#2: Positive feedback. She says you must make them feel good by offering rewards (monitory and non-monitory).

#3: Routine and repetition. For example, when it comes to housekeeping you can tell your employees that they must stop working five minutes before home time so they can clean up.

#4: Discipline and disciplinary action. These can also be a motivation (and at times a very good one!).

But, warns Louw-Malan, 'this is the last resort when all else fails to achieve compliance to requirements.'

There you have it. It's the small things that count. So use these tips to help motivate your employees to comply with safety laws.

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