Improved retention. Reduced turnover. Increased morale and engagement. Major cost savings. What if you had a magic bullet that would allow you to achieve all of these things and more?
You do. It's a safer workplace, and there are key steps you can take today to move the needle. Take our two-minute safety survey to find out whether you're set up for safety success or heading for hazardous territory and learn what you can do about it.
bottom-tier safety has bottom-line impact
Almost 13,000 American workers are injured on the job every day, and each of those impact morale — as well as your bottom line. In fact, in a given year, U.S. businesses spend an estimated $60 billion on workers' comp alone. So between losing your best talent and losing your shirt, poor workplace safety comes with some pretty steep costs.
To keep those costs in line and improve your overall employer brand, you'll need to dedicate time and resources to improving the overall safety of your worksite(s). From conducting forward-looking risk assessments to implementing and empowering safety teams within your organization, there are plenty of actionable steps you can take to reduce risk and increase safety.
But before we tell you how to get there, you'll need to have a clear view of where you're starting from, and we can help with that.
knowing your safety starting point
Almost all organizations fall into one of two buckets when it comes to safety.
The first bucket is where many organizations start — and where many remain today. Companies that fall into the "reactive/calculative" bucket are the least sophisticated when it comes to safety, and likely experience negative consequences such as:
substantially higher risks of serious workplace injury
a history of reacting only after injuries occur, rather than working proactively to prevent them
a loosely defined safety program that isn't tied to overall company goals
leadership that lacks comprehensive buy-in around the value of safety
These companies have a lot of work ahead of them, but with a clear plan of action, there's much they can accomplish in both the short and long term.
When companies make safety a priority and implement policies and procedures designed to understand current risks and anticipate new ones, they land in the "proactive/transformative" segment. As the result of having a thoughtful strategy that translates directly to action, these organizations boast:
a safety culture that's aligned with the overall company strategy and mission statement
leaders who make safety a priority — and demonstrate that fact daily
a safety-management program built around proactive planning and forward-looking assessments
higher employee engagement, improved retention, fewer injuries and increased overall productivity
Rather than a compliance hassle to be grudgingly dealt with, these organizations make safety a priority — and reap clear bottom-line benefits as a result.
ready to diagnose your safety maturity?
Between these two buckets, where do you think your company lands today? To help you find out and begin to institute improvements, we created a simple, two-minute survey. Filling it out should be quick and painless — but the results can have long-lasting impact both in terms of talent outcomes and financial performance.
So what are you waiting for? Take the survey, and get started on your journey to improved safety today.