Safe environments help companies keep their costs down and employee morale high. Having great safety plans in place not only protects employees, but it also protects Employers, and ultimately helps generate more profits for the business!
A Company’s Safety Policies and Procedures should be made with the intention of making it so their Employees are able to safely go home to their families every day. This includes but is not limited to: a safe work environment, safe machinery and equipment, personal protective equipment (PPE) for employees, and most importantly safe work practices. There are countless examples of companies failing to adhere to these basic principles and has led to the catastrophic loss of life and property.
One early example that comes to mind is the Shirtwaist company fire in 1911, which killed 146 employees and is considered one of the deadliest industrial disaster in the history of the United States. This incident was due to employees being forced to work well over what we now consider full-time hours so that the Company could turn a greater profit.
Important reasons why safety at the workplace is important:
• It helps employees to stay responsible to the company by forcing them to follow the rules;
• It helps employees to promote a strong workplace environment and culture;
• Safe work environments and practices are a great tool for recruiting the best talent and a great marketing tool for prospective customers; and
• Companies with little to no incidents are regularly provided discounted rates on Workers Compensation and other insurance premiums resulting in greater profits!
At XL Pro, we provide a full range of safety services and can help any size Company
develop, implement, and maintain a safety and health program that not only meets but
exceeds OSHA requirements. For more information, please contact our office today!