Does this question sound familiar to you?
More than a decade ago ISHN wrote that this was one of the most common questions they were getting from readers. Here at Modern Safety, we frequently write about how things have changed over the past decade, but some challenges stand the test of time. Gaining support for safety remains a challenge for many safety professionals today.
First, there’s budget. You always have to prove that the safety program is worth the investment. If there’s competition for the budget (as is often the case), you need to make it clear why it’s more important than anything else. In addition, there’s always the argument of return on investment. How will the safety program pay back?
Fortunately, there’s a number of tips and tools shared by safety organizations such as ASSE and OSHA and others that may help support your arguments for a strong safety program. Read More