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Safety Factor: How Global Lifting Awareness Day Addresses the Labor Shortage in the Lifting Industry

Global Lifting Awareness Day, Thursday, July 13, 2023, plays a pivotal role in combating the labor shortage that plagues the lifting industry. Join us as we delve into the history, strategies, stories, and goals behind this global movement aimed at promoting talent development and bridging the gap between supply and demand. Discover how you can be a part of the solution and make an impact on the lifting industry.

In this episode of Safety Factor, we delve into the importance of Global Lifting Awareness Day (#GLAD) and its efforts to combat the labor shortage within the industry. Join our guests, Ross Moloney, CEO of the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA), and Mike Close, Mazzella Corporate Marketing & Communications Manager, as we discuss the strategies employed to develop talent, raise awareness, and tackle the growing gap between demand and available skilled workers. Gain valuable insights into how this global event plays a vital role in shaping the future of the lifting industry. Discover how you can actively participate in Global Lifting Awareness Day, contribute to the cause, and become a catalyst for change. Elevate your understanding and join us as we embark on a captivating exploration of the lifting industry’s future.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to make a difference and be a part of something bigger. Whether you’re a lifting professional, an employer, or simply interested in industry trends, this episode provides a compelling exploration of the labor shortage and the initiatives driving change in the lifting industry.

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0:00 – Intro

0:27 – Date of Global Lifting Awareness Day 2023

0:44 – Ross Moloney’s expertise and background

2:00 – What is the impact of lifting industries on economies worldwide?

3:20 – What is Global Lifting Awareness Day?

5:21 – How is Global Lifting Awareness Day addressing the industry labor shortage?

7:28 – What can we learn from other industries’ recruitment practices?

8:58 – How can we rebrand to make lifting more attractive?

11:39 – How does GLAD helps direct career changes to the lifting industry?

12:24 – What career opportunities exist in the lifting industry?

12:53 – What amazing project opportunities exist in the lifting industry?

14:00 – Pitching the lifting industry as a key component in supply chains

15:06 – How to focus the positive and negative impact of the lifting industry

16:02 – What is LEEA’s Think Lifting?

16:41 – How GLAD pitches the Lifting Industry as a macro industry

18:10 – How the role of AI in the lifting industry’s future can attract new talent

21:46 – Showcasing the lifting equipment industry in the Houses of Parliament

23: 12 – How can you participate in Global Lifting Awareness Day 2023?

24:23 – How can you participate in GLAD2023 on social media?

28:38 – How an apprenticeship can help your career

28:52 – How the lifting industry can appeal to the younger generation

30:55 – LEEA’s commitment to free training for military leavers globally

32:50 – How can you participate and learn more about #GLAD2023

Disclaimer: Any advice, graphics, images, and/or information contained herein are presented for general educational and information purposes and to increase overall safety awareness. It is not intended to be legal, medical, or other expert advice or services, and should not be used in place of consultation with appropriate industry professionals. The information herein should not be considered exhaustive and the user should seek the advice of appropriate professionals.