Every New Year people take the opportunity to exam themselves and make resolutions on ways to improve in the New Year. This is a great opportunity for businesses to make a positive change for the safety and health of workers at their facility. Here are some easy and effective New Years Resolutions to consider.
- Create a Safety Plan - One of the best ways to demonstrate your commitment to safety is to create an effective safety and health policy. In order to help, XO Safety is offering free Construction and General Industry Safety Plans - complete free of charge! Download one now and get started right away. Questions? Let us know - we are happy to help.
- Raise Awareness - Raising awareness is a simple and effective way of minimizing accidents. By placing posters and other reminders around your workplace, you are reminding every employee of the importance of safety. It's also a very cheap expense with enormous returns.
- Incorporate Safety into Daily Routines - Do you have a pre-shift work brief or a daily meeting of some kind? Make a resolution to include safety as part of the discussion. Recent accidents, lessons learned, and required precautions for the days work processes are all good subjects.
- Bring Safety Home - Employers lose an enormous amount of time and productivity to injuries that occur outside of the workplace. Frequent household tasks, such as mowing the lawn or cleaning the gutters can cause injury. Encourage your employees to use PPE at home, and consider providing them with free safety glasses, gloves, and other protective equipment.