No matter what type of business you are running, it is crucial to have an effective safety program in place. Doing so will make sure both you and your employees are protected from accidents and injuries on the job. While it may not eliminate the chance of an accident 100%, having an active safety program in place may reduce your Massachusetts workers compensation exposure and the number of claims made.
The lower the number of claims made, the lower your premium will ultimately be. This reason alone should tell you that an effective safety program is worth it! So how should you build this program? Here are a few tips:
• Appoint a responsible individual as the safety manager. To avoid confusion, this person should always be the go-to for all safety inquiries, documentation, etc.
• The safety manager is there to train, motivate and educate employees. These responsibilities should be met at all times. This is not a job that should be brushed off.
• An effective safety program will consist of: written rules and procedures for new employees, periodic inspections, accident investigations, a return-to-work program, first-aid care, etc.
For more information on Massachusetts workers compensation and effective safety programs, contact out agency! We look forward to speaking with you about your business’ needs.