Q. What proactive strategies can employers implement to promote a safe workplace?
A. It's critical to be proactive in maintaining a safe workplace and not wait until an accident occurs. Some ways to be proactive include getting all employees involved in safety, encouraging safety-related suggestions, having joint/employee safety committees and conducting periodic safety audits.
You can implement and enforce safety rules, and impose discipline for violations. Also, assess the workplace for hazards by performing a job safety analysis on individual tasks.