Employers know nothing is more important than the health and safety of their employees. Unfortunately, protecting the people on your staff is easier said than done. From enforcing proper safety protocol to demonstrating healthy attitudes toward food and fitness, companies have a profound effect on employee wellness. Here are some tips from American StaffCorp for creating a safe, productive, happy workplace for all involved.
Have a Top-Down Approach to Safety
Companies with the best safety records tend to set standards from the top. For example, they often highlight their commitments to employee health and safety in their mission statements. Additionally, these businesses hire executives who demonstrate positive safety behaviors and incorporate their commitment into their staffing choices and budgets. If you don’t purchase the best equipment and safety products, you can’t protect your workers in the office.
Talk to Your Employees
If you’re trying to set safety protocol without speaking to your employees, you’re likely leaving your business open to accidents and injuries. After all, your workers are the ones in the trenches, using your products and equipment on a regular basis. Take time to consult with them about correcting workplace hazards and optimizing inspection processes. You might even want to form a safety committee and reward participants with free lunches or other treats to show your gratitude.
Now and then your company is going to make mistakes when it comes to safety. While you can’t prevent every accident from happening, you can take steps to acknowledge your role in missteps and prevent them from happening again. The goal is to improve communication throughout the company so small problems don’t turn into serious accidents that affect your workforce and reputation.
Trust American StaffCorp With Your Hiring Needs
For five decades, Oklahoma companies have trusted their staffing to American StaffCorp. Our teammates boast a combined 130 years of experience, meaning we have the skill and expertise to match your business with the best possible employees. To find out more about what we can do for you, call today or contact our recruiters online.