Here’s something that’s not new, “if you want to work here, you have to follow the safety protocols.”
It used to be that the resistance to safety came from management sitting in comfortable offices, not from those who were taking all the risks.
Of course, the job will cost more if the diggers have to lay in shoring. Yes, safety gear has to be purchased with company money. If you think a fluorescent vest is expensive, just imagine how much it costs to onboard a replacement for your injured worker. How will your bottom line look when your insurance costs are doubled?
In most modern places, labor and management are on the same safety page. Working without injury means more money for everyone.
I’ve had photoshoots in plenty of places where I needed to suit up with safety gear. I never resisted or complained.
I know you won’t need to guess why.
About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.