08 Jun Your Role During Safety Meetings?
Your Role During Safety Meetings
Creating a safe work culture begins with a well-trained workforce. June is National Safety Month, and your role during safety meetings is a great way to focus on employee communication and safety resources available for any upcoming meetings.
One of the most effective ways to promote a healthy working environment is to get everyone involved in company safety meetings. These informal, brief meetings allow everyone the opportunity to stay up to date on potential workplace hazards and safe workplace practices, such as machinery use, tool handling and equipment use.
When it comes to workplace safety meetings, keep the following in mind:
- Attending safety meetings should be mandatory.
- Actively encouraging participation is important. Some of the best safety ideas come from workers, often because they know what and where the dangers are. Rewarding those that speak up might be invaluable to both moral and those impacted by the safety solution.
- If you have an idea for a safety topic, chances are others will find it of interest as well. Feel empowered to share safety concerns and improvements with the team.
A safety program that includes safety meetings is essential for every work place. Besides reducing accidents and injuries, staying Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) compliant can help you avoid hefty fees on top of rising workers’ compensation costs. Partner closely with your provider to ensure that they are guiding you with OSHA temporary worker initiative strategies for success including injury tracking application and recordkeeping rules. Our Certified Risk Managers provide safety training including OSHA best practices training for our clients.
Barrow Group is committed to helping you establish a strong safety program that minimizes the workers’ compensation exposures. Contact our Temporary Staffing Experts today at (800) 874-4798 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about our OSHA compliance and safety program resources.