As a business owner, you understand that workplace safety is a priority. Of course, you provide Massachusetts workers compensation, but that does not make it okay for employers to disregard safety procedures and training all together. The fewer number of claims made, the lower the premium.
While we at Wolpert know a thing or two about workplace safety, who knows best than OSHA? This week, we want to focus on OSHA’s Fall Prevention Campaign.
According to OSHA, falls are the leading cause of death on the construction site. While this is a scary fact, these falls and deaths ARE PREVENTABLE. As a result, OSHA has come up with a three step program that can help save lives:
#1: PLAN: If you want to get the job done safely, it is important to plan. Any job that requires working from a height requires a well thought out plan, including:
• How the job will be done
• What tasks will be involved
• What safety equipment will be needed
#2: PROVIDE: If your worker will be working from 6-feet above the ground or higher, they will be in need of some serious safety gear. Employers must provide their workers with the appropriate ladders, scaffolds, etc.
#3: TRAIN: Employers must provide the appropriate training to their workers, especially those working from heights. If an employee does not know how to use equipment properly, they may end up on the ground sooner than later.
At Wolpert Insurance, we want to make sure our clients are aware of these types of campaigns in order to learn a thing or two from them. It is 100% your responsibility to keep your workers safe and protected on the job, so take notes!
If you are more interested in learning about our Massachusetts workers compensation, contact our agency today. One of our insurance experts would be happy to answer any questions you may have and provide you with a free quote!