• LinkedIn
  • YouTube
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Google+

Update safety priorities to cut injuries, costs

by on
in Leaders & Managers,Management Training,Preventing Workplace Violence

Companies typically get a return on investment of $3 for every dollar they spend improving workplace safety. But new research shows many companies place too little priority on accident causes that have the biggest impact on their productivity, benefits and workers' comp costs.

Example: Businesses consider repetitive motion (ergonomic) injuries their top concern. But overexertion injuries actually cost them four times more, according to a Liberty Mutual Survey. Here are three ways to put your safety priorities in line:

Solicit employee input. Form a safety committee of managers and workers to discuss safety improvements regularly. Always weight the group on the workers' side.

Ask your insurer to come on site for safety training or safety management sessions, which could reduce your premiums.

Assign safety responsibilities at field levels, not just with safety personnel. Then offer incentives for safe work performance.

Like what you've read? ...Republish it and share great business tips!

Attention: Readers, Publishers, Editors, Bloggers, Media, Webmasters and more...

We believe great content should be read and passed around. After all, knowledge IS power. And good business can become great with the right information at their fingertips. If you'd like to share any of the insightful articles on BusinessManagementDaily.com, you may republish or syndicate it without charge.

The only thing we ask is that you keep the article exactly as it was written and formatted. You also need to include an attribution statement and link to the article.

" This information is proudly provided by Business Management Daily.com: http://www.businessmanagementdaily.com/804/update-safety-priorities-to-cut-injuries-costs "

Leave a Comment