A safe work environment is a productive one. No matter the size or type of the business, workplace safety procedures are a necessity for all staff. Safety measures protect employees as well as equipment and business property. Avoiding or minimizing injuries and damage to equipment and facilities will result in fewer expenses and more profit for a business.
10 Reasons Why Workplace Safety is Important
Here’s the Top 10 Workplace Safety Tips Every Employee Should Know to help you inform your own workers and create a workplace safety environment based on shared responsibility:
Safety programs create productive work environments
Properly managed safety programs show commitment to safety by the management, in turn, creating a great safety culture where everyone ‘wants’ to be safe.
Absenteeism drops when effective safety programs are introduced
Workers want to work in a safe environment; absenteeism drops when effective safety programs are introduced.
Work premises are kept to higher standards
Work premises are kept to higher standards for safety, cleanliness, and housekeeping
A safe work environment produces happier employees
A safe work environment produces happier employees; everyone wants to go home safe each day.
Employee insurance claims decrease in safe work environments
Worker compensation insurance claims decrease, in turn lowering wcb rates. This is a benefit to any company that has to pre-qualify to work; a lower rate gives you a better grade with your clients.
A company’s most valuable asset is protected — its people
Safety programs enable a company to win and retain business customers
Safety programs create an environment where safety improvements are considered, encouraged and implemented
in turn, workers feel like they are part of the safety solution.
Safe work environments enhance the brand value and goodwill for a company
Enables a company to win and retain business customers. Clients want to work with companies that are safe (less downtime due to incidents).
Safety reduces business costs and disruption
Reducing business costs creates productive work environments.