How much is the life of an employee worth? How much is the loss of a big toe? Or an index finger?
These are the questions that keep safety managers awake at night.
While there are no good answers, the only way to get a good night’s sleep is to ensure that your company is doing everything possible to make your company as safe as possible. Unfortunately, simply meeting OSHA standards isn’t good enough. Would you want to drive in a car that was deemed the “least” unsafe, or one that was a model of safety?
Make safety a priority by allocating yearly funding, finding the best trainers (whether external or internal), and empowering employees to work with managers to create easy-to-understand safety procedures and protocols. Encourage people to think first, act second, and consider safety protocols as not just a rote function, but an essential fact of daily practice that might just save their lives.
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