In order for a welding business to stay in business, welders must keep welding or it’s a burn on both time and money. One way to promote worker productivity is to provide them with a workplace that rigorously adheres to a culture of safety where issues can be raised by anyone and, ultimately, resolved with a strategy that the whole team can buy into.
There is mounting research that links strong workplace health and safety programs with less recordable injuries. This results in fewer production delays and, ultimately, better financial performance. As for the welding and skilled trade industry, these issues are compounded when there is a shortage of adequately skilled workers. Today, the balance of power resides in their very proficient hands: if they don’t feel like they have a voice, or are safe or comfortable in a particular workplace, they may leave.