A workplace injury is an employer’s worst fear, yet most injuries, illnesses, and fatalities are preventable with proper training and safety procedures in place.
Employees are the core of your business operations — without them, your business cannot function. As an example, your Safety protocols should be the first line of defense for a safe workplace environment and, to succeed, you must regularly train employees on the appropriate policies and procedures to mitigate risk.
Investing in industry risk and compliance experts will help to proactively mitigate risks through adequate training, identifying vulnerabilities, and ensuring compliance with local, state, and federal workplace safety laws and regulations.
Workers’ compensation insurance helps protect businesses and their employees from financial loss when an employee is hurt on the job or gets sick from a work-related cause. To improve compliance and safety training, you need an accountability partner who can see beyond the blind spots to the solution.
Many businesses have policies and procedures in place to protect their employees from workplace accidents, but they don’t prioritize risk management and compliance. While workplace fatalities in the United States have dropped nearly 60% over the past two decades, there are still approximately 2.8 million nonfatal workplace accidents and injuries in the private industry each year. A workplace injury or illness can result in, on average, eight days of missed work and costs the United States an estimated $250 billion each year.
Though some industries are at higher risk for workplace accidents, injuries, illnesses, and deaths—like agriculture, transportation, warehousing, and construction—lack of training, improper use, lack of appropriate protection, inadequate risk management, and poor hazard communication are among the most commonly violated OSHA standards. All these OSHA violations could be easily resolved through professional, continuous training and assessments to ensure compliance with your employees fulfilling job-specific safety competency guidelines and aligning your company policies and procedures with local, state, and federal workplace health and safety standards.
Employers must be diligent in their risk and compliance to protect their employees from workplace injury, illness, and death. Don’t let your employees and business become another statistic.
Appointing an accountability partner like VensureHR can provide you with subject matter experts who can educate you and your employees on the right policies and procedures to prevent workplace accidents. When you partner with us, you’ll receive on-site inspections, including hazard assessments and training. You’ll also gain access to quarterly reviews of loss runs and accident investigations.
VensureHR has implemented virtual loss control webinars that cover topics like Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 300 logs, HazCom GHS, and personal protective equipment. We also provide clients free, in-person OSHA training and compliance services for both general and construction industries. Having risk and compliance experts on your side will also help you develop safety programs, such as modified/light-duty return to work and general safety. You can be confident knowing your risk and compliance partners are constantly monitoring real-time, state-by-state legal HR updates that impact compliance, as well as opportunities to expand services, training, and resources.
Let VensureHR be your accountability partner in workplace safety.