Communicating Safety Information to Workers


The first step to having a great OHS program is developing compliant safety rules and policies. But unless you effectively communicate this safety information to your workers, they’re useless. It’s also important to pass long to workers other safety information, such as safety tips, hazard alerts from the government and changes in the OHS laws.

So what are the best—or at least most common—ways of communicating safety information to workers? We recently asked OHS Insider members how they communicate safety-related information. Here’s what they had to say:

  • 71% use regular staff meetings and safety bulletin boards
  • 50% rely on toolbox talks and posters
  • 46% said they use one-on-one conversations
  • 29% are into technology, using email, the company intranet and videos
  • 25% use good old-fashioned brochures and other handouts
  • 13% rely on payroll envelope inserts.

In the toolbox on the, you’ll find many tools for communicating safety information to workers. In addition:

  • Go to Safety Smart Online for tools such as safety talks, quizzes, cost-of-injury worksheets and injury tracking forms
  • And at, you’ll find hundreds of high impact workplace posters on 50 safety topics, including chemical safety, confined spaces, first aid, ladder safety and much more.