Steps to Creating a Safe Work Environment
As a business owner you will want to do everything you can to protect your business, your assets, and your employees. That is why it is crucial to create a safe work environment for everyone involved with your business. We at Robinson, Seiler & Anderson in Provo want to help you in every aspect of your business, and that is why our personal injury attorneys will work hard for you and the protection of your business and employees. Below are some steps you should be taking to create a safe work environment.
Eliminate Potential Hazards
The first step you will want to take in creating a safe work in environment is by walking through your place of business and eliminating any potential hazards. To do this you will want to make sure it is in compliance with OSHA standards, rules, and regulations. Use signage systems to remind employees about proper body mechanics, forklift safety, safe backing, what PPE is necessary, and ways they can avoid slips, trips, and falls. Encourage workers to identify and report potential problems and safety violations and take immediate steps to have those issues resolved.
Provide Adequate Training
Training is key when it comes to reducing workplace incidents. Training should be given to all new workers, with refresher courses offered to (or required) for existing workers or when workers change jobs (within the company). If your employees are trained properly from the start you will reduce the chance of accidents.
Provide the Proper Equipment
Faulty equipment can increase the chance of workplace accidents. Making sure your equipment is up to date and fully functioning. Make sure you maintain awareness of hazardous materials and the proper way to use work equipment.
Create a Safety Committee
To help you in making sure that your safety standards are always in check and effective throughout your business it is always a good idea to create a safety committee. The safety committee would be in charge of the safety training of employees, monthly safety planning meetings, and addressing any safety concerns.
For more advice in regards to personal injury claims and workplace safety, schedule a consultation with the experienced personal injury attorneys at Robinson, Seiler & Anderson in Provo.