Better Employee Management: Workplace Safety and Loss Prevention

Better Employee Management: Eight Critical Areas for Small-Business Success

Workplace Safety and Loss Prevention

In most cases, employees are a small business's greatest assets. Good safety practices help keep workers safe and reduce insurance premiums. 

Recent estimates by OSHA

Recent estimates by the U.S. Occupational Saftey and Health Administration (OSHA) place "the business costs associated with occupational injuries at close to $170 billion- expenditures that come straight out of company profits."

OSHA suggests beginning a workplace safety plan with these activities:

  • Post your policy on worker safety where all employees can see it.
  • Hold a meeting with all employees to communicate your safety and health policy.
  • Make sure that your support is visible by getting personally involved in the activites that are part of your safety and health program
  • Ensure that you, your managers, and your supervisors follow all safetly requirements that apply to all employees, even if you are only in an area briefly.

You can learn more about workplace safety at The site provides special information for small businesses.

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Additional employee management tools:

Payroll | Employee Communications | Benefits | Workplace Safety and Loss Prevention | Compliance | Interviewing and Hiring | Employee Motivation and Development | Employee Separation


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