How to Set Up a Safety Program
June 15, 2014
Developing a companywide safety program can be one of the best things you will do for your business. There are many benefits to your business including an engaged workforce, lower workers compensation costs, and reduced workplace injuries. Here is a simple overview of how to get a safety program started.
Make sure all managers and owners are one hundred percent behind establishing a culture of safety.
Assign someone to be the health and safety lead. This could be a line employee but don’t make it a top manager.
Set up a safety committee made up of a cross section of employees. Management should be on the committee. Meet monthly to review accidents and to conduct facility inspections.
Establish safety training for every employee that is specific to their job.
Develop a written safety program and make sure every employee has a copy.
Determine if there are any personal protective needs and make the investment.
Every safety program will have some or all of the following items as part of the plan:
- Management Commitment
- Documented Safety Philosophy
- Safety Goals and Objectives
- Committee Organization for Safety
- Line Responsibility for Safety
- Rules and Procedures
- Safety Communications
- Safety Training
- Accident Investigations
Workplace injuries and illnesses can be prevented. The key to achieving safe production is to identify and control all workplace health and safety hazards. Remember, your broker and worker’ compensation insurer can be a resource to you.
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