Protect your Business by protecting your Employees
Safety and health is important for all business owners. An effective safety and health program can save $4 to $6 for every $1 invested. It’s the right thing to do, and doing it right pays off in lower costs, increased productivity, and higher employee morale.
Establishing a safe and healthful working environment requires every employer large and small and every worker to make safety and health a top priority. The entire work force from the CEO to the most recent hire must recognize that worker safety and health is central to the mission and key to the profitability of the American company.
OSHA can help businesses through a variety of tools, including partnership, consultation, compliance assistance, education and training, outreach. As an employer, you have a duty to protect your workers from injury and illness on the job. Protecting workers also makes good business sense. Accidents and injuries are more expensive than many realize. Costs mount up quickly. But substantial savings in workers’ compensation and lost workdays are possible when injuries and illnesses decline. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) can help you. Each safety and health program should be tailored to fit the company, to blend with its unique operations and culture, and to help employers maintain a system that continually addresses workplace hazards. There are five elements that every effective program should have: management leadership and employee participation, workplace analysis, hazard prevention and control, safety and health training and education, and program evaluation. You and your employees should analyze all worksite conditions to identify and eliminate existing or potential hazards. This should be done on a regular and timely basis.