Managing Safety and Health Exposures: Training and General Practices

Training and General PracticesFew 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:

Training

• Train supervisors on company expectations so they can train staff effectively

• Conduct orientation for all new employees

• Provide job-specific training to all employees

General Practices

• Conduct background checks of all employees

• Provide adequate washing facilities

• Provide commercial grade cleansing soap

• Promptly clean up oil, water, grease and solvent spots and spills

• Periodically inspect hand tools for damage

• Define flammables storage and handling practices

• Train employees on proper lifting techniques and enforce a maximum lift policy

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