Managing Safety and Health Exposures: Administrative and Ergonomic Action

Administrative and Ergonomic ActionFew business expenses have skyrocketed like the cost of healthcare. That’s why it’s important to manage the safety and health of your employees.

By being diligent in preventing employee and customer injuries, as well as property damage, you will help minimize accidents and help to reduce your insurance costs. You can help control and manage the insurance risks associated with employee safety and health by implementing these tips:

Administrative Action

• Develop and distribute a safety policy statement

• Lead by example

• Define safety goals

• Hold management staff accountable for safety performance and results

• Apply the direct costs of each injury against the profitability or revenue of the department in which the injury occurs

• Administer safety training and enforcement through production-level supervision

• Do not allow uncontrolled long hair, jewelry or loose-fitting clothing in production areas

• Prohibit smoking throughout the building

Ergonomic Action

• Develop and implement a proactive ergonomics program that includes employee awareness and communication, effective workstation design and employee training. Elements should include:

– An employee symptom-reporting system

– An ergonomic task force

– A charter statement that specifies goals, resources and management support

– Task force responsibility for research and solution development

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