Tips To Help Reduce Injuries In The WorkPlace

You can directly and indirectly reduce the workers’ compensation costs by introducing the proper safety methods in the workplace. Did you know that studies have shown that “for every $1 invested in workplace safety, employers realize $3 – $10 in cost savings (direct and indirect costs)”? That’s right – so as an employer, it’s always a good idea to invest in workplace safety instead of having to pay it in compensation.

We’re going to show you a number of ways that you can invest in safety at work. Remember, it requires an approach that is consistent and comprehensive.

  • Educate your employees about the importance of safety at the point of hire.
  • Before your workers take on new job duties, ensure that they are properly trained.
  • Always educate workers about the company’s safety measures and make sure that the rules are followed.
  • Keep an eye out to ensure that your employees are correctly properly following all the safety procedures and are using the equipment properly.
  • Make sure that you enforce you institute consequences for failure to adhere to your safety measures.
  • Hold meetings to discuss safety as often as you can by holding performance evaluations and staff meetings.
  • Define and assess the job requirements and physical capabilities required for specific jobs.
  • Ensure that your workers are placed in jobs only if they have the right physical capabilities.
  • Provide workers with the necessary personal protective equipment to do the job at hand.
  • If injuries occur on the job, then it is your duty to figure out what happened, why it happened and how to prevent it from happening again.
  • Some injuries happen frequently and you need to figure out what they are and then figure out how to fix them.
  • Keep in mind that working overtime or working unsafely will likely increase the number of injuries that happen.
  • Always recognize or reward workers or teams that help or initiate safety training or monitoring.

A safe work place is crucial and ensuring that you have the right safety procedures and policies for things such as working at heights, first aid CPR, confined space entry, as well as things like WHMIS-GHS can create a great work environment that is safe and productive. Since Advanced Consulting and Training Ltd.’s founding, their diverse team of certified health and safety professionals have taken great pride in their ability to deliver prompt, cost-effective and relevant workplace health and safety solutions. As a CPO approved, TSSA accredited, and WSIB approved provider, we look forward to discussing how ACT can help with your company’s safety requirements. Contact us today.




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