Many companies today have a strained relationship with worker safety. There’s a certain leaning toward cost reduction that encourages a leaning away from safety. Despite workplace injuries be liabilities to firms large and small, some leaders still elect to deprioritize the wellbeing of their workers. The truth is that ensuring a safe workplace can be accomplished without compromising profits or angering shareholders. While reducing risk carries incentives such as avoiding fines and reputation damage, there is an even more important reason: It’s the only honorable thing to do. Luckily, business leaders don’t have to choose between worker safety and profitability. There are seven viable ways to improve operation while keeping workers’ risk low. As luck would have it, they’re presented here in convenient blog-post format.
Every Level of the Organization Must Be in on It
The CEO must be vocal about safety being a priority, down through middle management through to entry-level employees. Follow this with action reflecting the sentiment. Many companies have a policy requiring executives to be informed of major incidents as soon as they happen. This is followed by a review of each incident. When operational staff know that C-suite officers take their individual safety so seriously, it keeps middle management aware of injury prevention. [Read more…] about Quick Safety Tips for the Savvy Business Leader