As an employer and business owner it is your responsibility to ensure that your employees feel safe, remain safe in the workplace and try to avoid the workplace injuries. This is possible if you can create and implement a safety management program that can help you focus and enhance productivity and decrease the number of sick days your employees take. Besides ensuring that they remain healthy, this will also go a long way in improving your bottom line and prevent costly lawsuits over workplace injuries.
According to OSHA or the Occupational Safety Health Administration, every worker has the legal right to ask for workplace compensation in case they are injured on the job. Some of the injuries that are common in this regard usually include falls from vehicles, ladders, machinery along with electrocution, breathing issues and chemical burns.
In order to increase safety in the workplace, you need to take care of some core requirements such as:
Train your staff to remain safe
One of the best ways to keep your employees safe from workplace injuries is training them to remain so. This includes introducing thorough training programs that employees will have no trouble understanding. Irrespective of their skill level, workers can make mistakes and end up injuring themselves, sometimes with deadly consequences. Making sure that each and every employee attends these seminars can go a long way in preventing this.
Make the hiring process stricter
During the hiring process, you should keep a potential candidate’s IQ and skills in mind before making them part of your crew. Even if you have to pay skilled and competent workers a little bit more, that will be money well spent. Why? Experienced workers are less likely to make dangerous mistakes and they might also be used to train younger, inexperienced employees. The result would be a safer workplace and employees who look out for each other.
Hire a physician for consultations
No matter how skilled a worker is, it does not mean he/she is completely safe from accidents. In case of life threatening or complex injuries, you might not have enough time to transport the injured worker to a hospital for treatment. If you have an in-house doctor on board then you can increase their chances of making a full recovery. The physician can provide the necessary treatment instantly and prevent an injury from getting worse or infected.
Workplace injuries? Call Attorney Javier Marcos
Javier and Marcos Associates are personal injury attorneys who can help you win a personal injury claim related to injuries sustained in the workplace. Call us by dialing 713-999-4444 / 1(800) 444-8118 today and we will face your insurance company in your stead without hesitation. We have more than a decade’s worth of experience protecting our clients from workplace abuses and this includes getting workplace compensation that can cover the cost of their medical expenses and the emotional trauma they went through. Call us today for more information on how we can help you get back on your feet in more ways than one.