[With Infographic] The ROI of Workplace Safety Practices: 3 Key Areas

Beyond saving lives, occupational health and safety investment gains advantages in other areas of a business as well, including talent management and financial benefits. Within the construction industry specifically, more contractors reported seeing positive impacts from safety investment in 2015 than in 2012.

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Workplace safety practices result in lower injury rates. Yet beyond saving lives, occupational health and safety investment gains advantages in other areas of a business as well, including talent management and financial benefits. Within the construction industry specifically, more contractors reported seeing positive impacts from safety investment in 2015 than in 2012, according to the SmartMarket Report’s longitudinal study.

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Safety Leadership: Jobsite Workers’ Role in Building Safety Culture

As employers, it’s critical to protect your workers by building a strong safety culture both from the top down and bottom up! Not only organizational safety leaders should proactively develop an effective safety training program, but jobsite workers must be included in all safety and health planning also.

This year Labor Rights Week focused on reminding ALL U.S workers their right to a safe, healthy and hazard-free workplace. As employers, it’s critical to protect your workers by building a strong safety culture both from the top down and bottom up! Not only organizational safety leaders should proactively develop an effective safety training program, but jobsite workers must be included in all safety and health planning also. We’ve heard of unfortunate mistakes made by several employers in the recent period, such as failure to implement fall protection system, lack of training on machine safety procedures known as lockout/tagout, as well as exposing workers to blocked exits, fall hazards, amputation and chemical hazards. These losses could have been prevented by effective safety training on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), how to prevent slips, trips, and falls, avoid electrical hazards, and more. It’s important to note that providing training is completely different from developing an effective, on-going safety training program, as part of building a strong safety culture (Why should you care? We discussed the benefits of a strong safety culture here).

This blog will explain the role of jobsite workers in ensuring workplace safety and best practices for safety leadership.

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