Safety practices at workplace easily translate into lower overhead as investing in safety is much cheaper than medical bills and employees’ compensation for workplace related injuries. Not to mention that bad safety practices can mean a lot of trouble with regulating authorities.

Promoting safety practices should not be boring and itchy job. It all starts with hiring. Hiring the right employees who know how to do their job and do it well. They just need some training so they can comply with the recent safety practices. Schedule regular safety training events and make them part of your team building. Also – encourage anonymous feedback and take strict measures against those who don’t follow the rules. In short – make sure everyone knows the rules and follows them to the T.

But, be warned – one time safety training just won’t cut it. Schedule for regular events that include training and demonstrations.

 Use plenty of safety posts around the workplace. That way your employees will be reminded at all times to take care of different, small and large, safety practices. Post warning signs that remind what can happen in case of particular accidents. Sometimes people just tend to neglect the possible consequences of their actions. Make sure they are reminded on daily basis.

Sometimes it can be just as simple as a sign ‘Wash your hands before your leave the room!”, sometimes sign that remind wearing safety gear such as hard hats, steel toe shoes or safety goggles have to be worn. Wearing safety gear at all times is crucial at all places that pose potential hazards to the health and wellbeing of people working there. Specific places have higher risk of falling objects that can pose serious damage to people without protective equipment. Most of the standards don’t specify who is responsible for purchasing the safety equipment. However, having reputation of employer who is cared for its employees and pays for their protective equipment is a strong motivation for good workers to join your company. We know that protective gear can be expensive. For example Safety boots prices vary from $90 to up to $350. A pair of quality steel toe boots cost about $150-$200. However is it much more expensive to lose precious workers or having to pay for complicated medical procedures.

Don’t forget to reward your complying employees – either with additional bonuses or with simple verbal encouragement – always do it.

Do you remember the high school and all those school projects you need to complete in a team? They made you do it to build your organizational skills. Those events inspire communication, enforces the connection between the members of the group. People who know their colleagues/classmates better work better together and achieve more. This results in happier and healthier work environment. This improved connection between the people in the team benefits all parties. Happy workers have increased level of security. They genuinely enjoy what they do and devote more time to their project which eventually translates to better job done.

There are a number of ways to increase the team spirit and maintain it. One way to do that is by organizing sport events for your team   The team building event, as enjoyable as it might seem requires a lot of upfront work to ensure positive experience and to achieve the goal.

The successful team building event has four parts:

  1. Plan and preparation – this is a crucial stage that could either make or break the whole event. Make sure to follow a good plan like this one here. Survey your colleagues what they prefer and organize the data. Plan your event around this data.
  2. Team building sports activities are the second part of the equation. They come in all forms and there is no set rules, but the most popular activities are basketball, badminton, running, football, bowling. Some of them require appropriate clothing, footwear, equipment and supplies. A well-organized sports even won’t make the mistake of preparing a good basketball court and forgetting the basketball clothing and shoes. Exactly the opposite – they will make sure that they will either bring the equipment or communicate what is needed with the involved players. They won’t organize a parkour competition without warning the participants to bring their sports clothing and adequate free running shoes like these.
  3. Summing up the event – one of the most important parts of the event. Overview the most important lessons and principles that you want remembered. When the fun is over, make sure to get feedback of the participants. Write everything down and make sure to address all the weak points.
  4. Follow-up – there ensure that everything learned and connection established during the event are applied in the work as well. This must be done by the managers of the company and is very critical point.

Isn’t it remarkable how frequently we hear people say that they want to spend more time with their family and travel the world, but at the very same time they want to do for a living a job that isn’t about the money.

I’ll be blunt with you. This not-about-the-money job isn’t going to provide the means to exist happily. Even worse, it might not be enough to get the bread and butter on the table. Or it would mean that your spouse would have to sacrifice their career goals and totally misbalance your family life.

Either way, you need money to travel. You need money to get them to the park and buy them icecream. You need money

Read more: Is Your Money Mindset Keeping You Stuck?

How many times you felt stuck? How many times that frog in your throat didn’t let you move on with your life? How many times simply putting off action prevented you from getting where you wanted to be? Maybe these are too many to count. I used to be the same until I found a way around.

Stop being trip wired by having to make a decision. Understand the cause of the decision paralysis and move forward with your life.

First: Identify the FROG

The Frogs are the things you keep procrastinating on. These things that you don’t want to deal with. These are things that make you cringe. Things that make you feel hopeless and frightened. It might be the important conversation with your boss concerning the raise of your salary that you’ve been putting off again. It might be a meeting with someone you don’t dare face. It might be something else. Identify what exactly you don’t want to deal with and keep putting off even though you know it is important.

There might be small frogs (that conversation with client you dread) or bigger frogs (changing your career path).

Learn how to deal with the small frogs first. The reason is twofold – first small conquers would regain your faith in yourself. Second – by tackling small frogs you will build momentum and you will have both the courage and the ability to deal with the bigger frogs.

SECOND: Identify the IMPACT of the frog

Literally sit down and write why you don’t want to deal with the frog. Don’t cheat. Why are you so afraid? Now after you write everything down, it does not seem THAT important, does it? Now, list all the benefits from dealing with the frog in the second column. Now solve the simple equation – are the benefits greater than the fears? I know that the answer is YES. Now you should go and deal with the frog.

 THIRD: SET your goals

/with deadline/

It is important to identify the goals in your life. Decide what you want and how the frogs influence your life goals. Decide which problems have to be addressed first.

Write down each goal and assign a deadline to each one.

PLAN

Decide how you are going to deal with the situation. Write a plan. It does not have to be something fancy. It could be as simple as 1… and 2..

ACT

Act accordingly. You will find that dealing with frogs become easier over time. The more you do it, the easier it gets. Don’t overthink it. Just start and amazing things will start to happen to you!

Bonus: Get FANS to support you

Being on you own can be difficult. Get someone you trust to support you. It might be a relative or a friend, get someone who would genuinely congratulate you for your decision. Someone who won’t judge you. Having a support can mean the world of a difference.

Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone. It is the only way to grow.