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.  

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Norman H. Jackson, Utah Court of Appeals Judge, Retired, has joined the law firm of Robinson, Seiler & Anderson, LC, effective April 2017.  Judge Jackson was one of the seven founding Judges of the Utah Court of Appeals and served terms as Presiding and Associate Presiding Judge.
 
Judge Jackson was the senior attorney in a Richfield law firm for eighteen years.  The firm engaged in legal, business and tax cases, including practice before State and Federal Courts, U.S. Board of Land Appeals, Utah Public Service Commission and Arizona Corporation Commission.  Clients included counties, cities, banks department stores, communications and credit associations, irrigation companies, auto dealers, building supply stores, farmers, ranchers and small businesses. They took “every type of case that came through the door,” from criminal defense work to a patent royalty dispute for the inventor of the Frisbee. Judge Jackson has been a lifetime rancher doing business in Utah as Jackson Cattle Company and Arizona as EJ Cattle Ranches.
 
Judge Jackson’s professional service includes terms on the Utah State Bar Commission, Bar Foundation (President and Vice President), Air Travel Commission, and Utah Information Technology Commission.  He served on the Judiciary’s Alternate Dispute Resolution Committee for thirteen years and initiated and supervised the Appellate Court Mediation Office.  He developed and advanced a realistic and workable framework for both of Utah’s Appellate Courts to use in reviewing trial court and administrative agency decisions.  He published three editions of Utah Standards of Appellate Review while participating in more than 2,000 appellate court decisions.  
 
Judge Jackson’s experience will complement the other outstanding lawyers at Robinson, Seiler & Anderson, LC.  The firm will continue its representation of injured individuals, as well as clients in real estate, business, estate planning, tax, contract and education matters.
 

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