It’s not just people who could stand to make New Year’s Resolutions; sometimes, businesses can also benefit from setting benchmarks for the New Year. Nowhere is this more important than in regard to safety. A new report looks at those ways businesses can resolve to have safer work environments in 2014, and if you’re a business owner, you must keep these in mind.
The most important thing that can be done is to make safety a part of the culture in every facet of the company. Make sure that anyone in a managerial position is taking safety as seriously as it deserves to be taken, and get their input on how to make things better. Similarly, make sure to stay open to what employees at all levels have to say about safety, as they might be able to identify potential hazards that can go unobserved by the upper echelons of management.
You should have some type of program in place that instructs all employees as to the essential practices that need to be put in place. Training and educational materials should be available to all who request them, and this training should take into account any practice that can put an employee in harm’s way if they make an error.
Finally, make sure you are able to act should some type of emergency present itself. There should be a policy in place that ensures this occurs in the most expedient manner possible.