Communication

Seminars
By All Means Communicate! Improving Your Ability to Effectively Convey Your Safety Message
Effective Communications for the Safety Professional
Effective Safety Communication Systems
Risk Communication in the Workplace
Training and Communicating With Your Spanish-Speaking Workforce

By All Means Communicate! Improving Your Ability to Effectively Convey Your Safety Message

1 Day / .7 CEU

As safety professionals, we place a high value on technical competency, but we sometimes tend to undervalue the importance of good communication skills. For a safety program to truly be successful, information must be effectively transmitted to a variety of persons, often in multiple formats. In this seminar, you will learn the basic precepts of communications, and then will examine how safety professionals transmit messages orally, with the written word, with data, and even through the mass media. Upon completion of the seminar, participants will have a better appreciation for the importance of good communication skills, and will be armed with techniques that can be readily applied when they get back to their places of work.

Learn to:

  • Use communication delivery techniques that will advance your safety message in your organization
  • Improve your ability to communicate with your staff, peers and management
  • Deliver critical information at the time of a crisis to members of your organization and the media

Effective Communications for the Safety Professional

1 Day / .7 CEU

Effective safety and health management requires a variety of communications methods – verbal and written, formal and informal, to a variety of audiences – senior management, middle management, supervisors and workers. As a member of the management team, you must be able to communicate effectively throughout the organization.  In this workshop, you will learn to create emails, presentations, briefings and reports that will get your point across.

Learn to:

  • Select the best way to get your message across to your audience
  • Use visuals to clarify your ideas
  • Choose a writing style that is appropriate for the need, i.e.,  safe-operating procedure, proposal for a project or annual report
  • Focus your written and spoken communication in a minimum of words
  • Conduct briefings with minimal PowerPoint text
  • Give your audience a supportive takeaway document

Effective Safety Communication Systems

1 Day / .7 CEU

The most basic tool of safety is communication. Organizations that communicate effectively tend to perform better in safety than those that do not. In this seminar, you will learn how to assess your safety communication systems and transform them into highly effective accident prevention tools.

Learn to:

  • Assess your current safety communication systems
  • Create an overall strategic plan for safety communication
  • Revise your current systems to meet the goals of your new strategic plan
  • Train key personnel in the basics of effective communication
  • Train executives to handle the press in emergencies
  • Use newsletters and other media to conduct safety communication
  • Measure and monitor your communication systems for continuous improvement

Risk Communication in the Workplace

1 Day / .7 CEU

Risk communication is an interactive process used to communicate topics or situations that cause concern about health, safety, security or the environment. The process of risk communication involves identifying the situation, effectively communicating technical information, and overcoming barriers.  In this seminar, you will learn the types of hazards that require communication of technical information and how to effectively communicate that risk. You will participate in risk communication case studies based on actual events.

Learn to:

  • Identify the situations that require communication of risk to your organization
  • Upon review of several different models of risk communication, select the most appropriate for each situation
  • Effectively communicate technical information and degree of risk
  • Communicate to influence key decision makers to mitigate risk
  • Employ techniques for communication with the media during an emergency

Training and Communicating With Your Spanish-Speaking Workforce

1 Day / .7 CEU

If you struggle to overcome the barriers to training and communicating with your Spanish-speaking workforce, the reasons for these challenges may surprise you. In this seminar, you will gain insight into the customs, traditions and values of your Spanish-speaking workforce. You will take away strategy for building a trustful, productive, and lasting relationship with these employees leading to improved quality of work, production and a reduction in accidents, injuries and fatalities.

Learn to:

  • Recognize how traditions, values and culture can create communication barriers
  • Develop a training format and establish a conducive environment
  • Deliver simple and effective communication