Did you know – According to the National Safety Council the average cost per work-related injury is $43,000
By paying close attention to safety in the workplace, employers can:
- Increase employee morale
- Increase employee productivity
- Increase employee retention
- Avoid unnecessary legal fees
- Avoid compliance fees, fines and penalties
- Decrease Workers Compensation costs
Employers and risk management professionals have long recognized the importance of a safety committee in successful safety programs. The functions of the safety committee are twofold: to improve the physical and the behavioral aspects of a safety program. Upper management working with frontline employees is of the utmost importance in cultivating a safe working environment.
The main function of a safety committee is to create a safer work environment for all employees. To be successful, the committee requires active employee participation, which can happen only when employees believe their opinions and suggestions are valued.
GNW-Evergreen can provide you with custom materials to help you and your safety committee jumpstart your safety program, educate employees and promote a safety-conscious culture with access to materials on a variety of safety topics:
- Employee safety manuals
- Safety meeting talks
- Flyers and payroll stuffers
- Employee safety newsletters
- Programs and training materials