$9.95 Flat Rate Shipping USA

safety policies

  • How Workplace Safety Saves Money and Jobs

    Upgrading safety equipment, following government’s safety guidelines to the last letter, and implementing safety policies can be costly. But, the costs should not be considered as expenses; rather, they should be taken as investment. Why this is so? Katherine Harmon explains why workplace safety is a ‘bottom-line booster’.

  • Safety Managers: How to Be Excellent

    Managers may have so much on their plates, but never should they throw workplace safety out of the window. Whether they like it or not, they affect the success (and failure) of safety programs.

    Of course, the bottom line of every business is to maximize profit by minimizing cost and avoiding loss. This is the ultimate goal of every manager, and meeting this goal means keeping their jobs and having the chance to get a raise. One way to do this: keep workers safe.

    Most managers don’t recognize the financial potential of workplace ergonomics. They consider it a waste of time and financial resources. Truth is, these programs may be the only effective ways to keep valuable employees and turn them into the most productive workforce the company has ever had.

    What exactly do excellent safety managers do? Larry Hansen has a full discussion on this at EHS Today. Let’s have the summary of his post.

    There are three basic roles of safety managers: organization, communication, and leadership. Organization would include evaluating the need for changes, providing an outlined process, and identifying the value of each safety practice, procedure, and policy. Meanwhile, communication involves getting policies running in all levels of the company, motivating employees and upper management to be involved, and monitoring progress.

    Leadership is the key factor that binds all these roles. The secret to good leadership is to demonstrate how safety is done and how it can benefit everyone and the company as a whole.

2 Item(s)