Being safe in the workplace and workers’ compensation go hand in hand. Having a safe workplace means you’re working your best to reduce illness and injury and the costs associated with these happenings. You must constantly develop and promote safety in your workplace, but accidents can still happen no matter how many precautions you have in place. How you prepare beforehand will help the financial burden you may face should an accident occur.
To learn more about the benefits of workers’ compensation in your workplace, contact our Fusion Insurance Agency for more information.
Instilling a culture around workplace safety takes discipline and knowing what works for your business. Typically, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a safe workplace embodies the following:
· A commitment to safety—Your values, beliefs and behavioral norms that are accepted should be reflected in the workplace.
· Communication about safety—This should occur across all levels of your business and help your employees feel safe about communicating potential issues without being penalized.
· Consequences for unsafe actions—Accidents will happen, but the main cause of accidents is typically an unsafe act being performed. Stress that unsafe acts will not be tolerated.
· Continuous learning opportunities on improving safety—Your employees should have access to opportunities for improvement and learning about safe practices to help decrease your likelihood of accidents.
Despite how careful you are in the workplace, accidents will happen. Workers’ compensation insurance can help you cover the costs associated with workplace injuries or illnesses, as well as legal fees due to filed claims. Having this coverage option in correlation with practicing workplace safety can help increase productivity in the workplace and reduce health care costs.
Learn More About Workplace Safety
At Fusion Insurance Agency, we want to help you keep your workplace safe. To learn more about how you can implement safety precautions, visit the CDC website and contact your agent today for more information.