In past generations, members of families worked at the same company or organization until they retired. Loyalty saw grandparents, parents and adult children working, if not together, then for the same employer.
Today, workers are more likely to have multiple jobs throughout their careers. There are exceptions, but changing jobs is commonplace. Sometimes workers choose to leave, and sometimes workers are let go.
Turnover has an effect among job safety professionals and employees alike.
Among 800 job safety professional surveyed, 44% said that they had changed jobs within the past five years. Another 39% said that they hoped to change jobs in the next five years. A whopping 80% said that while they may not be actively planning to leave their current positions, they do keep an eye open for other opportunities within the field.
Some who participated in the survey believe that when a job safety professional enters a position within a new organization, they bring a fresh set of eye to that company. They are also able to bring experience with them with regards to what works and what doesn’t work in different organizations.
Other respondents feel that the negative effects to other workers’ safety outweighs the positive effects. Turnover leads to inconsistency in safety procedures within a company. It can take months or years for a new safety professional to build rapport with workers. Not being 100% familiar with the organization can inhibit a person from performing their job with success.
If job safety professionals fail to perform their jobs correctly, worker injury rises. When worker injuries rise, so does workers’ compensation. If you are injured on the job and need assistance with workers’ compensation in Charlotte, call our office. We are here to review the details of your case at no cost to you and advise you of your options. Call now.