Managers often make the mistake of blaming employees for safety violations or injuries that happen during their shifts. However, the fact is that workplace safety starts at the top. If you and your fellow managers aren’t demonstrating safe, responsible behavior, you can hardly expect your employees to follow best practices. Learn more about how American StafCorp can help you run a safe, successful company in the coming years.
Safety Is the Law
The fact is that businesses are responsible for keeping their workers safe. Not only is it the right thing to do, but businesses that implement clear safety policies also have a reduced risk of being hit with workers’ compensation cases. Additionally, they are less likely to suffer staffing shortages due to injuries. The end result is improved production, higher profits and a happier workforce. As managers and supervisors, it’s in your best interest and the best interest of your company to ensure solid safety practices are followed around the clock.
Safety Requires Resources
While a culture of safety is clearly essential, implementing one in your workplace can be complex. Creating a safer workplace means investing money in the business and your employees. Along with making sure all tools and equipment are up to code, companies need funds for presentations and other educational materials. And, of course, the company needs to invest resources in maintaining these standards for the long haul. In the long run, companies will likely see that the cost of failing to invest in safety is far greater – both in dollars and human lives.
Setting a Good Example
If a business wants to lead by example, that means demonstrating a strong safety commitment from the top down. Start by tapping key team members to serve as leaders. These individuals should be tasked with doing their jobs in a way that’s safe and in accordance with the guidelines set forth by the company, all while encouraging others to do the same. Additionally, these employees should be the ones communicating with staff, asking questions and identifying possible areas of improvement. Your workers are the ones in the trenches, and as a result they are most likely to spot safety issues before they turn into lawsuits or, worse, injuries to teammates.
Trust American StaffCorp to Keep Your Company Safe
At ASC, we make the health and safety of employees a top priority. To that end, our professionals are available 24/7 to meet your needs. Whether you work in a penthouse or a warehouse, we can help you make your business a success. To learn more about our client services, call today or contact our team online.