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How Employers Can Promote Workplace Safety


Nobody wants to work in an unsafe environment, but safety is not always a priority for employers. Millions of workplace accidents happen every year in the United States. While accidents are decreasing, they can still happen.

Employers need to be mindful of this. Not only are employees paying the cost with injuries and disabilities, but employers are the one footing the medical bills. They are also the ones who have to deal with absent employees as well as decreased productivity and employee morale.

The good news is that there are things that employers can do to make their workplaces safer. Here’s a look at some tips.

Create a Workplace Safety Program

Develop a comprehensive workplace safety program that includes procedures for reporting hazards in the workplace. The program should also include employee safety training to help reduce the occurrence of accidents. This could help businesses comply with state and federal regulatory requirements, reducing fines and legal sanctions.

Provide Safety Programs

Safety programs should be provided to new employees as well as other employees when their duties change and they are exposed to new hazards. Employers should provide safety training and education to create a safe working environment. Workplace safety procedures and processes should be updated as needed.

Conduct Regular Safety Inspections

Safety inspections should be performed on a regular basis to look for hazards on the premises or worksite. If any hazards are recognized, companies can create policies to minimize injuries, illnesses, and accidents.

Address Injuries Immediately 

When an employee is injured, both the employer and employee should follow workers’ compensation laws. This means filing a report promptly. Employers should investigate workplace accidents immediately to prevent further harm. Managers should have a communication plan in place to inform employees about workplace injuries and advise them of the next steps.

Work With Medical Providers

Employees should be able to receive prompt medical treatment for workplace injuries. Employers should consider partnering with a designated medical provider who can provide immediate treatment for employee injuries.

Establish a Return-to-Work Program

Employers should have a return-to-work program in place for injured employees. This program allows employees to transition back to work after an injury. This means giving an employee light-duty work until their doctor has released them back to work. This type of program can help employees return to work quicker, which can be helpful for employers.

Contact Us for More Information About Workers’ Compensation Benefits

Accidents can happen in any job and at any workplace. Employers need to do their part to keep work environments safe.

If you are an employee who has been injured on the job, make sure you are fully compensated.

Count on a White Plains workers’ compensation lawyer from The Law Office of Michael Lawrence Varon for help with your claim. Client commitment is a top priority at our firm and we always try to create strong working relationships with our clients. Schedule a free initial consultation by calling (914) 228-1770 or filling out the online form.



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