Envision a safer workplace!
Workplace safety incidents affect your people and your bottom line. Seeing unsafe conditions at work is the first step towards solving them.
Learn Seeing the Whole PICTURE™ in your work environment from the Center of Visual Expertise (COVE), an innovative visual literacy training program teaching you to improve observational ability for workplace safety improvement.
What is visual literacy?
Neuroscience and research reveals that most - as much as 90% - of what you think you see is actually your brain filling in the blanks based on memory and past experiences. But making assumptions and overlooking what’s right in front of you often leads to preventable mistakes.
Visual literacy is a proven approach to processing visual information more efficiently, a method to see better: to identify, interpret and interact with your environment based on accurate visual information. It’s what you see, what it means and what you do.
Identify what’s important.
Our world is fast paced and saturated with visual information, so efficiently and accurately processing what you see is especially critical. Visual literacy teaches you to slow down, look deeply and see things you may have missed — critical for identifying hazards and preventing costly mistakes.
Interpret what you see.
See with your brain, not just your eyes. Visual literacy improves your ability to make sense of large amounts of visual information in order to quickly overcome incorrect assumptions. View the world as it is — not as it seems initially.
Interact with your environment.
Seeing the Whole PICTURE™ is essential to undertaking appropriate action in your environment. Visual literacy helps you contextualize and comprehend what you see, raising your awareness of hazards and how to resolve them.
Visual literacy is invaluable in the workplace.
Learning to process visual information effectively is more than just theoretical. Organizations looking to improve Environmental Health and Safety processes can adopt this approach to enhance hazard recognition, incident investigation and pre-job safety analysis; decrease incident rates, while saving time; and train their team to engage safely with the workplace environment.
COVE provides a highly adaptable and practical framework for enhancing best practices in health and safety operations. Implementation of this method promises far-reaching benefits for a wide range of organizations, including major manufacturing and petrochemical business in leading Fortune 500 companies.
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Our team has over a century of combined experience exploring and innovating at the intersection of arts education and business technologies. Visit COVE on LinkedIn
Toledo Museum of Art: Proven practice delivering results!
COVE’s cutting-edge visual literacy curriculum is based on the Toledo Museum of Art’s effort to help people see the world. Since its inception, TMA has spearheaded the effort to increase visual comprehension and communication via the world’s great works of art. Now they’re putting theory into practice, working with major organizations to drive success at every level by implementing strategies for seeing better in the workplace.
Image courtesy of the Toledo Museum of Art.
Keep your eyes open.
Our visual literacy program includes workshops and individual consultation designed to inform you and your organization about the science of visual literacy, providing hands-on exercises to transform and enhance the way you look at workplace safety.
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