Employee safety should be the number one concern for employers. Unfortunately, this does not seem to be the case since an estimated 591,000 workers were reported to have been a victim of a workplace injury in 2011/2012. Avoiding hazards in the workplace can be as easy as providing work gloves or safety glasses to employees. Health and safety awareness is another simple step toward workplace safety and is indeed integral to safe housing a company’s infrastructure and future.
There are many factors in which a work environment can be dangerous. Workplace violence, stress, lack of sleep and overexertion are examples of the type of hazards that employees face every day. A company, who neglects the safety and welfare of their employees, is in turn vulnerable to citations according to the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA). Employees who are safe, healthy and treated as a commodity will return a company’s investment in productivity.
Written by the staff of Global Stores Group LLC, a leading provider of essential safety supplies to businesses of all kinds.