“It doesn’t matter what you have written down in a book. If that doesn’t translate into something real with the people you are responsible for, as a business owner, it means nothing,” says Mike Honeyman, a business owner who describes how his employee was seriously injured at work. He had written a detailed OHS program – as required – but that wasn’t enough to prevent what happened.
“Go and grab your people,” he advises other employers in this new video from WorkSafeBC. “Sit them down and talk about safety. Let them know it’s something you really care about.”