Recent news about 100 lives that were lost in a factory that is a supplier to WalMart is a headline that the world’s largest retailer does not need. It raises many issues, such as the responsibility of a company to ensure safety in the workplace. I have to question the real motivation behind the company’s official statement that “employee safety is highly important.” I have to believe the fear of bad press or safety audit fines are more likely explanations.
It has been my experience in providing group safety training solutions to companies across all industries that employers do not just want a CPR card for each person, but want high quality training for a safer workplace.
Maybe it is just the Advent season that causes my optimism, but I believe this recent tragedy will be the impetus for employers to review the safety of their workplace and implement and update valuable group safety trainings.