It can be easier than you think for injuries to happen in the workplace. Unfortunately, as a manager, you may find that being unprepared could cost you both in terms of compensation and efficiency. If a worker is injured on the job and need to miss work in order to recover, you might not only be paying for their treatment, you’ll find that your team may not be as efficient when it’s not fully staffed.
Smart Business reports you need to get ahead of injuries before they happen, as a way of keeping all employees safe and healthy while on the job. The news provider suggests creating a safety committee in charge of surveying the workplace to see if there are any hazards, and then working quickly to remove the problem.
Adding anti-fatigue mats to your workplace can be a great way to reduce the risk of a trip or fall. They can help smooth the floor and also provide extra grip, so should a spill occur, people have some traction to proceed with caution while the mess is cleaned up. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, slips, trips and falls make up 25 percent of workplace injury claims, so it’s important to address the issue before it becomes burdensome.
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