Safety Speakers

Written by Christopher Ransom
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Remember the time back in elementary school when safety speakers came in to talk about what to do in case of a fire? Didn't you love that break from your studies? Safety speakers are good speakers because even though they are there for an important reason, nine out of ten people just appreciate the diversion.

To become a safety speaker, however, you do have to know something about safety. And there are a lot of safety issues! For companies, they need to know about fire hazards, security and human resource issues. Schools need to teach the kids not to throw sharp objects at each other, to walk rather than run when an alarm sounds, and to know what to do in case of a school intruder. Just about every building you enter has a set of rules.

A Good Way to Become a Team Player

If you're looking for way to go the extra mile for your organization or get in your boss's good graces, consider volunteering for the role of safety speaker. Someone has to get those rules and precautions across to the team. Often no one really wants to take responsibility for it, and in taking the responsibility, you are showing leadership and concern for others.

Ask your boss or human resources department if there is a safety committee within your company. Does the company have a training program for safety speakers? Does the work environment meet local and national safety standards? Becoming a safety speaker may require some research and extra-curricular time invested on your part, but the result may allow you to learn something new, becoming more valuable to the organization. And you might just save someone's life, including your own. If, on the other hand, no one within your organization is willing or able to speak about safety, there are numerous booking agencies that can provide you with a speaker who specializes in this very topic.

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