WorkPlace Solutions: Human Behavior

Publication: Safety + Health Magazine

Issue: September 2015

QUESTION: How does trust impact safety behaviors?

Responding is Chuck Pettinger, process change leader, Predictive Solutions, Oakdale, PA.

ANSWER: “You can’t trust Melanie, but you can trust Melanie to be Melanie.”

Trust plays a crucial role in our everyday lives. I trust that my alarm (or dog) will wake me. I trust that my son’s teacher is providing a quality education. I trust that my employer operates a safe work environment. Trust is the firm belief in the reliability or strength of someone or something.

But what factors play a role in building and keeping trust? Perhaps a more revealing question would be, what degrades or erodes trust when it comes to safety in the workplace?

Read more by downloading the full article here.

Chuck Pettinger

Written by Chuck Pettinger

Implementation & Change Manager at Predictive Solutions

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