Safety is serious business, but there's no reason safety meetings always have to be.
In fact, lightening up once in awhile is good for everyone. When safety meetings are fun, they are interesting and the participants are likely to remember what they learned. Safety games are one way to accomplish this.
Try designing a game to suit your workplace, or better yet, have a few members of your crew create one. You could base your safety game on Trivial Pursuit. Use the game board and similar rules, but make the questions about safety. Or give answers and require the participants to say the question, Jeopardy-style. You can divide your workers into teams to answer questions with some good-natured rivalry. A Scrabble game could be limited to safety and health words.
A scavenger hunt is another possibility, with participants sent out to search for safety items - or hazards.
Since the game will have to fit in the time slot of your safety meeting, you can alter the game rules to shorten play. Don't forget to offer some prizes; the funnier the better.
It may seem like an unusual approach, but why not give it a try? A different style of safety meeting is bound to have impact and the safety lessons learned are bound to be remembered.
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