One of the most important factors of running a business effectively is keeping employees healthy and safe. Safety Lessons Learned is a series designed to provide examples of workplace accidents that result in injury or even death to help employers recognize hazards and put the proper preventative measures in place (names have been changed to ensure confidentiality).
Thousands of worksites will join the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and its partners for the sixth annual National Fall Stand-Down to prevent falls in construction. During the week of May 6-10, employers and workers will make it a point to identify and eliminate safety issues, review OSHA compliance initiatives and implement industry best practices to prevent work-related injuries and illnesses.
Topics: Risk Management
Those who’ve been in business any amount of time probably already know that workplace safety is key to keeping employees healthy and keeping business costs down. Even businesses with little risk can have many hazards including:
One of the best ways to prevent workplace accidents is by instilling a safety culture amongst employees - and it starts at the top. When supervisors and leaders set an example for the rest of the crew, more crew members demonstrate a model for safe behavior. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) encourages all employers (small businesses included) to implement a safety program to substantially reduce the number and severity of workplace injuries and alleviate the financial burden that comes with them.
Topics: workplace safety
Tis the season for holiday shopping and extra deliveries. Whether a business has a physical storefront or operates online, employers should be prepared to protect their employees from being hurt on the job during the holiday rush. The Occupational Safety Hazard Administration (OSHA) is encouraging employers to take extra precautions to protect employees who fulfill customer orders, deliver packages or work in retail establishments. A Human Resource services company can help employers keep employees safe during the holidays by helping employers identify hazards and train employees.
Topics: Human Resources
Managing the health and safety of employees requires consistent attention, which can sometimes be overwhelming for employers. Without adequate training, inspections, preventative policies and culture changes, accidents and injuries are inevitable. An HR services company like a Professional Employer Organization (PEO) can help simplify the safety burden. Here are three ways HR Services companies help keep employees safe, and save money at the same time.