As a business owner, various responsibilities consistently pull you in different directions. You need to oversee productivity, increase your sales numbers and manage employees. And at the root of it all, you must prioritize safety.
Many businesses function with the understanding that they adhere to the established safety standards for their industry. But some companies raise the bar. Through creating initiatives in safety standards and training programs, in addition to promoting employee involvement in increasing safety precautions, you could become one of America’s Safest Companies.
Considerations for becoming one of America’s Safest Companies
Entire businesses, not just one single location, can apply for the honor of being named one of America’s Safest Companies.
To join the ranks of over 200 companies who received recognition for their safety efforts in previous years, you must report information about your:
- Written safety program
- New hire safety orientation
- Work-related fatalities during the past five years
- Accident investigation procedures
- OSHA citations received within the past three years
- Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) over the previous three years
You can also provide information about your company’s safety philosophy, any environmental or safety awards you have received and how you encourage your employees to participate in increased safety efforts companywide. Plus, how do you exceed OSHA’s established safety standards?
No matter the type of business you run, safety must remain a priority. You must demonstrate a continued commitment to the well-being of your employees. And in return, you can reduce costs associated with injuries experienced in the workplace.