safety tips that impact business: simple ways safety can cut costs & improve productivity
When it comes to improving company profitability, workplace safety isn't usually the topic that springs to mind. However, given the impact that an effective workplace safety strategy can have on cost and productivity, it should be. Below, we've outlined 5 areas where you can improve workplace safety, and make a business impact.
where to start
While the term safety culture has become synonymous with organizations that are leaders in providing a safe workplace, the truth is that all companies have a safety culture, regardless of whether it is positive or negative, strong or weak, healthy or unhealthy. Within your safety culture should be a proactive safety plan that addresses lifting, ergonomics, slips, trips, falls and heat stress. Our videos, infographics and whitepapers detail how you can create a stronger workplace safety culture.
Safety culture can be defined as the shared beliefs, attitudes and practices that determine the performance of an organization’s safety and health management.
Maintaining a safe working environment is every employer’s responsibility, and an ongoing safety education program not only communicates safe lifting techniques but also demonstrates the value of lifting safely — and the pain of not.
Improper ergonomics can turn into painful realities for workers and painful operational and financial consequences for employers. Create and reinforce employee awareness about ergonomic safety and, in the process, become “ergonomically correct.”
slips, trips and falls
A proactive safety plan that specifically addresses slips, trips and falls not only enhances worker safety, but also adds a layer of protection to a company’s bottom line. Eliminating this risk can directly impact workers’ compensation payments, government fines or costly equipment/facility remediation requirements.
winter safety tips
Winter is here, and so is the potential for slips, trips, and falls. The inevitable winter ice and snow just makes a more hazardous environment that increases the risk of injuries.
Heat stress occurs when the body is unable to regulate itself by sweating and the core body temperature rises to critical levels. It is a medical emergency that can lead to heat cramps, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and in severe cases, death.