5 New Year's Resolutions for EHS Leaders

With 2019 in the rear view, now is the perfect opportunity to take stock and set goals for the year ahead. Maybe you want to eat healthier, exercise more, or save money.

But are any of your resolutions EHS-related? They should be. Setting realistic resolutions — and sticking with them — can help you achieve your professional goals in the New Year. In fact, research suggests that people who make resolutions are 10X more likely to attain their goals than people who don't make any.

With that in mind, here are five achievable resolutions that will set you up for a successful year:

Connect with employees.

Relationships are vital to a strong safety culture, but it's easy to let day-to-day administrative tasks keep you from connecting. This year, carve out time to develop those connections. Host a team lunch, recognize someone for their hard work, or just take 10 minutes to catch up at the end of the day.

Have regular check-ins with your boss.

There are a number of benefits to having regular check-ins with your boss. Whether it's once a week or once a month, it's a great way to keep them updated on what you're working on (and showcase your accomplishments). It also gives you a chance to address any concerns and ask questions. Not only that, but having a good rapport will make it easier to get buy-in for your initiatives.

Implement EHS software.

EHS software is a powerful and relatively low-cost way to ensure compliance, reduce risks, and increase productivity. In 2020, commit to finding an EHS software solution that works for your organization and start using it.

Expand your professional knowledge.

Make this the year you invest in yourself. With so many different professional development options, there’s no reason not to! You could take an online course, attend a conference, join a professional organization, listen to a new podcast or subscribe to an industry blog.

Optimize your training calendar.

Spontaneity can be a good thing, but that’s rarely the case when it comes to your training calendar. It’s worth the time and effort to plan out your training calendar in advance. What are your objectives for the year? What training is needed? How will training be delivered, and when? Here are a few steps you can take to plan out your annual training calendar.

Next, check out these five ways to be more productive this year.



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