The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is promoting safety in the month of June. June 12-18 is Safe+Sound Week, the goal being to encourage industries of all stripes to promote the importance of work safety. OSHA points out that a successful safety program has three core elements:
- Strong management leadership in establishing and managing a safety program. It must come from the top.
- A culture of safety that encourages workers to report safety issues and suggest safety improvements. Workers must feel comfortable about reporting safety hazards without fear of retaliation
- A “find and fix” approach that calls upon both workers and employers to routinely check workplaces for safety hazards before an accident or illness occurs.
Next week’s national focus is a good opportunity for employers, including staffing firms, to go over their injury illness and prevention programs to make sure they’re properly addressing all safety problems and encouraging to employees speak up.
A strong safety program means a safer workplace and fewer accidents. Fewer accidents means lower workers’ comp costs. This is also a good time to review your workers’ comp coverage. LeastStaff has many workers’ comp and general insurance solutions to keep your insurance rates as low as possible.