Here at Levitt-Safety, we’re a fan of Reddit. In contrast to our favourite LinkedIn groups, Reddit groups offer a more candid look at the everyday challenges of working in the world of occupational health and safety. It also gives us some pretty great content to write blogs like the 12 Safety Fails That Will Make You Reconsider Your Work Platform.
While a number of photos posted to this site, quite frankly, scare the living safety out of us, Reddit also serves as a great forum for discussion.
Want a safety professional’s advice? Reddit. Need help navigating a problem? Reddit. Want to hear other’s worst safety scares? Reddit.
Today, we’re discussing our top three favourite Reddit communities that we follow, share with our team and use to stay in the know.
TL;DR: Here are the top three subreddits to start following today if you work in safety.
For those who have questions – 902 subscribers
This first community strays more on the professional side and promotes users to share safety news, tool box talks, regulatory compliance questions and general workplace and safety tips. Often, people post asking questions about how to deal with a situation, whether they should be concerned about something they witnessed at work and what resources they should turn to for help. Both Canadians and Americans frequent this group, often opening discussions around OSHA, WHMIS and other legislative regulations.
For those who want to see it all – 603,000 subscribers
In contrast to the first group, the OSHA subreddit brings a definite shock factor. In this group, you’ll find a cacophony of examples demonstrating how not to perform work. As tough as some of these are to look at, these poor examples of workplace safety resonate with us and drive our team to keep with our mission of building a safer Canada.
For safety professionals working in Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) – 694 subscribers
This last community is dedicated to those who work in the EH&S field. Whether you’re a veteran worker who can offer advice or a newbie looking for tips, a ton of great career advice and discussion for jobs at every level take place here.
Subreddits for the subgroups of safety
Looking for a forum more specific to your industry? There are also a ton of other, relevant safety communities including:
- Industrial Hygiene
- Blue Collar Women
- Fire Protection Engineering
At Levitt-Safety, we’re dedicated to staying ahead of the curve. This means that as the safety community continues to migrate to the online world, so do we! The best way we can make for a safer tomorrow is by welcoming an open and candid discussion on safety.