Be a Safety Champion: It’s Time To Speak Up For Safety In The Mining Industry

As we roll into National Safe Work Month, we’re shining the spotlight once again on the ever-growing importance of workplace safety. This October, we’re being asked to speak up for safety with the theme of the year centred around the notion of being a ‘safety champion’. Given the major issues facing safety in the mining industry, this annual campaign couldn’t have come at a more opportune time.

Challenging Safety Conversations: The Most Important Things to Say Aren’t Always the Easiest

As humans, we’re generally a socially conscious species. We try to avoid negative situations, smooth over uncomfortable interactions and generally try to get along with others in social situations. The problem is that when it comes to our safety efforts, this deeply rooted notion of “playing nice” can backfire and hold us back on our safety journey.