Last week The National Safety Council announced the 2013 CEOs Who “Get It,” its annual recognition of business leaders who demonstrate world-class safety. Each of these leaders understands that safety is not only the right thing to do, but that creating a culture of safety also is a business imperative.
According to The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 40% of workers injured have been on the job less than one year. Why are new workers more likely to be hurt? The main reason given is a lack of safety information from the employer. In a BLS study of workers injured while operating power saws, nearly one in five said that no safety training on the equipment had been provided.
Employers are not required to purchase shoes that are considered acceptable for personal use. However, if specific shoes are required that cannot be reasonably worn in everyday-life, it is the employer’s responsibility to purchase them.
With the help of OSHA, the National Safety Council and Arbill, your workplace injury rates have been steadily decreasing. Does your responsibility end there?
The Holiday Season can be a fun time for employees in the work place. Decorating the office with trees, lights, candles and enjoying holiday parties and special activities are ways that employees can enjoy the spirit of the holiday season. Fun is good but keeping your employees safe is of utmost priority.
Happy Friday! This week we are discussing motivating employees to be safe. We found that open communication and including employees in safety decisions will bring about the desired results. Today we will discuss the motivation for leaders to want to improve safety.
It’s the end of another week and we’re happy to have you back. This week we have been talking about Safety Training. We talked about why you need to provide safety training and the challenge of providing that training to your diverse workforce.