Benefits of an Occupational Health and Safety Management System Chemical, physical, and psychological hazards in the workplace are found in many forms. Unfortunately, it’s most often due to human negligence that employees suffer injury or illness at the workplace, and it’s extremely critical for businesses to understand the severity of such issues. It is the responsibility of the employer to comply with occupational health and safety standards at their workplace and to ensure a safe working environment. Injuries don’t just affect employees -- they also have the potential to damage the reputation of the company. Many employers fail to take the necessary steps to mitigate the risks of hazards that can cause health and safety issues and work-related accidents. It is the employer’s duty to provide health and safety training to its staff, especially where working conditions are unsafe or hazardous. Introducing a health and safety management system in the workplace enables your organization to reap the following benefits: POTENTIAL REDUCTION IN PRODUCTION LOSSES CAUSED BY WORKER ILLNESS
POTENTIAL REDUCTION IN THE NUMBER OF ACCIDENTS
POTENTIAL REDUCTION IN DOWNTIME AND ASSOCIATED COSTS
INCREASED PRODUCTIVITY, COMPETITIVENESS, AND PROFITABILITY
IMPROVED SELFREGULATION AND ADJUSTMENT OF INSURANCE SYSTEM
POTENTIAL REDUCTION IN SOCIAL INSURANCE PREMIUM COSTS
POTENTIAL REDUCTION IN THE COSTS OF HEALTH CARE SYSTEM
IMPROVED SELF-ESTEEM OF EMPLOYEES
INCREASED QUALITY OF WORKING LIFE
INCREASED KNOWLEDGE OF EMPLOYEES ON LEGAL REQUIREMENTS, RISK ASSESSMENT, AND RISK CONTROL
Through an occupational health and safety training program, your employees will develop an understanding of the emergency procedures and resources available to them. With this vital information, employees will not only be able to take the necessary action during critical moments, but will also be able to manage the emergency in a more competent manner.
The occupational health management and safety training program will also educate your employees on workplace environmental issues work to facilitate the development of analytical and evaluation skills required to manage issues related to the workplace environment. Employees will gain a better understanding of company policies and procedures and their impact on the workplace. Such a training program will give employees the opportunity to learn more about workplace health and safety environmental management. Health and safety training for the workplace is an absolute must for any organization. With such a management system in place, workers will be in a better position to face challenges likely to occur while on the job. Apart from this, the training will also improve employee attendance since there is less scope for illness, injuries, or accidents, thereby reducing the overall costs of the company and mitigating losses.
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Published on Feb 25, 2014
Published on Feb 25, 2014
UL's workplace health and safety software solutions provide industry-leading software and expertise to help you improve business performance...