As an employer, your workers’ safety is one of your top concerns. To keep your employees safe, you will have to be proactive and share your knowledge and build a culture that embraces safety as good business AND the right thing to do.
To be effective with MRF safety, begin by creating an environment that gets everyone on the same page and that facilitates and encourages safety practices.
Draft a Concrete Safety Plan
Have you created a concrete safety plan? When you draft a safety plan, you should address these key components of a safety and health management system:
1. Management commitment and employee involvement
2. Work-site analysis
3. Hazard prevention and control
4. Training for employees, supervisors and managers
There are lots of details that go into each section, but it is important that you have a systematic approach to managing safety. They all link together to keep your employees safe!
If you are having difficulty creating a safety plan, give us a call and let’s talk!
Provide Workers With Adequate Training and Education
Have your employees been properly trained? Are they aware of site safety protocols? Your employees are the lynchpins of your safety plan, and you want to ensure they are ready for any emergency. Holding regular workshops, testing employees on their safety knowledge, and recognizing workers who engage in safe behaviors can ensure that your employees are adequately educated. When employees are educated about safety, instances of workplace injuries can decrease significantly.
Maintain Detailed Records
Most jurisdictions require employers to maintain detailed records of workplace injuries. By keeping track of injuries and the violation of safety policies, you can show your workers you mean business about workplace safety. You can use your records to plot trends and keep track of employee actions. Your records will also be important when the time to investigate incidents arrives. Once your record-keeping system is perfected, discuss its importance with your managers and supervisors.
Hire Safety-Conscious Employees
Are you having difficulty finding workers who take safety seriously? If you are, Leadpoint can help. Our onsite managers and their teams of associates are committed to making workplace safety their top priority. Contact us today to talk about how our high-performance work team model can improve safety at your MRF.