Results of a Survey of American Workers on Perceptions of Workplace Safety
Here are some key findings from workers across all industries:
- 32% feel management ignores a person’s safety performance when determining promotions
- 62% say everyone is involved in solving job safety issues
- 63% of workers feel they work in areas or at stations that are ergonomically correct
- 47% believe performance standards are higher for job tasks than for safety (this percentage is higher among construction industry workers, where 67% feel this way)
- 44% said employee health and wellness is promoted at work (in fact, 73% said their organization has an employee well-being or wellness program).
As to safety training in particular:
- 48% believe safety meetings are held less often than they should be
- 44% said safety training is a part of every new employee’s orientation
- 39% believe the safety training provided to them helps them do their jobs safely
- Only 37% said employees are well-trained in emergency practices, including evacuation.
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