Work related injuries can cost your company more than money, it can cost a depreciation in morale, in addition to costing your company, workers, and your community. Workplace injuries have various associated costs, depending on the severity of the incident. Fortunately, most of these injuries can be prevented if the necessary measure are taken.
Inspect Your Workplace
First, it’s important to give your workplace a thorough inspection. This is essential for every safety manager, their system, and team. Identifying hazards can solve major systematic issues and decrease the probability of injuries.
Supervising new workers is very important. You may know your way around, but ensuring new employees can be safe employees is vital. Employees need more than job training, they should know how to spot potential hazards. Remember, a workplace with safe employees, has healthy employees! It’s a safety cycle that continues to pay it forward.
Put Safety First
When you put safety first, you put your employees first. We understand that we got to work to create a solution for our client, or to make a solid product. However, that goal is best achieved by protecting your employees. Workers should always be encouraged to report hazards, and those hazards should be investigated.
Policy and Practice
Creating and implementing a solid safety policy is extremely important. Employees should know and understand all safety guidelines. More importantly than reading the company policy. Employees should practice these policies daily. Reviewing your safety policy annually is a great idea because your workplace probably changes each year. Outdated policies can lead to outdated safety measures.
Workplace Safety Creates A Strong Workplace
A great workplace is a safe workplace. MEGAComfort prides itself on promoting safety and wellness throughout our office, community, and industry. We believe all employees are entitled to a safe workplace. As a company we want our employees to love where they work. Life is about more than bottom lines, it’s about relationships.
At our conception as a company, our President and founder, Dr. Kevan Orvitz saw that workers were not being supported. This was a literal finding, as he felt people working on their feet were not supporting their feet, legs, and lower back. As you can see, our need to support people is woven into the fabric of our company (or insoles).
At MEGAComfort, we believe that happy employees are productive employees.As a safety community, we have to help each other build a safer workforce. If you have questions about creating an effective wellness and safety culture in your workplace, contact us here.