You probably know that a company is only as strong as the people it employs. However, you might not realize that your business can only stay safe if its workers share a commitment to protecting lives and property. After all, many companies deal with hazardous materials and dangerous working conditions. Without proper protocols in place, the result can be damaged products, injuries, lawsuits and even death. Read on to learn how to interview job candidates with a goal of learning about their safety records.

What Were the Safety Protocols Like at Your Last Job?

Or better yet, were there any safety protocols? Understanding a prospective worker’s past experiences with safety can help you determine what type of training they may need in this area. Additionally, this question can reveal whether employees are concerned about safety and whether they will go the extra mile to protect their teammates and your business.

Did an Employee Ever Ignore Your Safety Guidelines?

This question can give you an idea of what kind of management responsibilities candidates have taken on in the past. Were they responsible for other workers’ safety? Did they take steps to preserve safe working conditions? Additionally, this question can reveal how comfortable a worker is with conflict and whether they can handle difficult situations with grace. Did the candidate yell and rail or did they find a way to explain the problem calmly and effectively?

Share a Time You Witnessed Negligence on the Job.

Even the best-laid plans can fall apart, and typically safe workplaces sometimes have accidents. By asking candidates to share a time they witnessed negligence, you can assess their response to the incident and see how committed they are to safety moving forward.

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