Season 4, Episode 1: What if....businesses believed in human dignity?
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What if....businesses believed in human dignity? with Dave Ferro, DF Safety Ltd.

On this episode, we dive on in and learn:

  • The impact on families when health and safety is not done right
  • Of good support systems to successfully cope with injuries
  • Why humanity is such a key element of building safety
  • How talking creates safer workplaces - both physically and psychologically
  • The reality of having 1/10 people struggling with mental health and how this alone impacts the workplace
  • How we can start to enhance workplace safety
  • How parallel physical and psychological safety in how someone's absence impacts the organization (loss of skill set)
  • Crossover between Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) mandates are with HR mandates for aligning business culture
  • The expectation differences between generations on "safety" and how we can/will adapt 
  • How humility from the leadership team can improve psychological safety by focusing on human dignity
  • Why every company should focus on safety beyond the legislated requirements
  • How you can still create safety when we're in virtual environments and teams
  • The remote aspect of safety and how physical safety plays a role in the new hybrid and work-from-home world
  • The importance of owning safety as an employee, particularly when in your own home
  • That safety starts with trust and relationships, not processes and procedures
  • How to be humble, leave people with dignity and make workplaces fun!
  • That opera and construction have a lot in common
  • Dave's answer to "What if...businesses realized that they are people too?" (32:11)

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