Embracing Age in your Safety Culture — From Baby Boomers to Millennials
Today’s workforce is undergoing a major change. Baby boomers are beginning to retire, meaning that Generation X and Millennials will make up most the workforce. The young adults entering the workforce today come in with a different set of skills, culture, and attitude. These generations will ultimately be responsible for production in this world, so how can we get them to buy into safety? Job safety can also be a big factor for young adults who are looking at job positions. They are prepared to challenge and introduce new ideas.
In addition, some people in the workforce do not have the opportunity to retire as early as prior generations. With age comes additional safety considerations, and senior employees can be more susceptible to serious injuries.
Is your organization’s safety culture ready to embrace a new generation?