But these goggles make me look geeky

By David Brown
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/04/2003

For a while after introducing mandatory daily safety checks on all fork lift trucks, employees at Howell Pipe and Supply were pretty good about doing the inspections, said Jason Braam, human resources manager of the plumbing supply company from Georgetown, Ont. just west of Toronto.

But their diligence soon faded. The inspections became more and more sporadic, said Braam, and management grew tired of acting like baby sitters for employees who wouldn’t follow the safety guidelines.

“I was personally astonished when I found out that we were receiving resistance to the daily inspections from one of our drivers who was a previous member of our health and safety committee,” said Braam “If he wouldn’t do the inspections who would?”