We know that employers who show they care about the safety of their employees see improved morale, increased productivity, lower costs and, most importantly, fewer injuries. Develop compliance assistance tools and best practice documents Convene, participate and exhibit at occupational safety and health forums and stakeholder meetings Collaborate with other OSHA Alliance participants to address specific safety topics Support and promote the Journey to Safety Excellence Campaign We're Working Together Pledge to be Safe at Work Safety is everyone's responsibility, and you can show your commitment by taking our SafeAtWork pledge.
Safety Pays for Everyone "Safety and health has a tremendous value to it. When that person gets hurt, you have to replace him with somebody that might not be as well trained …your production or your quality might suffer.
Work-related injuries, illnesses and deaths are costly to everyone. A safe and healthy work environment pays, in more ways than one. In Maine each year about 17, workers lose time from work because of job-related injury or illness.
These are only financial costs.
For Workers Work injuries and illnesses can affect every aspect of life for workers and their families. For workers, injuries or illnesses can cause: Loss of life, Loss of income and financial well-being, Stress on relationships, Loss of job or career, Health-care costs beyond what is covered by insurance.
Workers may also suffer from low self-esteem, loss of independence, mental health problems, other medical problems, and damaged relationships. In other words, safety is good for business. Plus, protecting workers is the right thing to do.
For a small business, one injury can mean financial disaster. Costs to a business include: Insurance is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to these costs. Safety Pays for Everyone The cost of injury prevention is far less than the cost of an injury. A safe and healthy workplace attracts and retains quality employees.
The business and the workers thrive in a safe, healthy, respectful and caring environment Safe and healthy workplaces: Have more satisfied, productive workers who Produce higher quality products and services Return to work more quickly after an injury or illness Feel loyal to the organization Are better places to work Retain employees.A Brief Guide to Health & Safety in the Workplace.
This guide aims to raise awareness of your legal rights and responsibilities, as an employee, so that you can enjoy a safe and healthy workplace. Workplace Safety Employees have the right to a workplace that is reasonably free of safety and health hazards. The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sets and enforces national standards to ensure the safety and health of America's workers.
For more than years, the National Safety Council has been a leader in workplace safety. We know that employers who show they care about the safety of their employees see improved morale, increased productivity, lower costs and, most importantly, fewer injuries. Learn safety measures to protect workers from trench cave-ins and other hazards.
Preventing Spread of Seasonal Flu Reduce workers' exposure to the flu with information on basic precautions to take in the workplace.
Identifying Safety and Health Problems in the Workplace Identifying health and safety problems can be as easy as answering basic questions. To determine if there are health and safety problems that need to be addressed in your workplace, use these questions.
SafetyWorks! Tool Box Talks. SafetyWorks! Tool Box Talks cover a variety of common workplace safety and health problems. Read them, post them, share them with others, or use them for safety meetings.