Ask someone to tell you what comes to mind when they think about June, and their response will most likely include backyard barbeques, family trips and the beach. What people don’t typically think of during this month is safety. June is the National Safety Month which focuses on reducing the leading causes of injury and death at work, on the roads, and in the home and communities.
If you haven’t been up-to-date with your safety programs, National Safety Month is the perfect time for companies to review their safety programs and revisit any areas that need improvement. Having proper safety procedures is a company’s number one defense against work injuries, or worse, fatalities. Workplace injuries can cause more than just physical pain. Businesses lose billions of dollars each year because of injuries, which can include costs from compensation claims and loss of productivity.
Injuries can’t always be prevented, but workplace safety programs can really limit the amount of incidents on the job. With June being National Safety Month, take a chance to learn about how much injuries can hurt your business and what you can do to help.
A workplace safety program will provide your employees with guidelines that will help them work in a safer environment by analyzing potential dangers, educating everyone about how to correctly operate any necessary equipment and providing other helpful methods to help maintain a safe workplace.
A sample safety and health program from the Occupational Safety & Health Administration includes four basic program elements:
- Management, leadership, and employee involvement
- Worksite analysis
- Hazard prevention and control
- Training and education
Please join ProAction Insurance Services and thousands of organizations across the country as we work to raise awareness of what it takes to keep each other safe. Keep your workplace safe as accidents are unpredictable, and make sure you have Workers’ Compensation coverage.
If you need help setting up your Workers’ Compensation coverage, a professional commercial brokerage firm like ProAction Insurance Services can help. Contact us today and learn more about how we can lower your Workers’ Compensation costs.