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We wanted to include another article highlighting the importance of saftey for our clients, partners and friends that work in construction or home services. If you work in a high-risk industry, you’ve potentially been around an accident or two before. Perhaps the worst thing about most on-the-job injuries is that they’re often preventable. This is why so many companies choose to invest in industrial safety solutions — to try and identify issues before they become dangerous.
Plenty of companies are still on the fence about working with safety providers, however, and yours might be one of them. If you don’t yet see the necessity of budgeting for improved workplace safety, it may be because you’re not fully aware of what’s at stake.
Here’s why industrial safety solutions are a must on your job site.
Industrial safety solutions, whether they come in the form of on-site specialists or equipment, help keep your workers safe. They make your job site a place where people don’t feel in danger — where they aren’t dreading the work they might have to do. Instead, the talent you hire can show up and perform to the best of their ability.
Putting safety on the back burner, meanwhile, can leave your business in a pretty tough spot. If your workers feel you aren’t doing enough to protect them, they may not care as much about the job they’re doing. They may not give their all. Or they could simply decide to walk out the door, taking all of their knowledge with them. That’s not something you want.
Some companies see safety as a “nice to have” kind of thing rather than something mandatory. If you have operations in the United States, however, a safe work environment is far from optional: it’s the law.
An entire government agency called OSHA — the Occupational Safety and Health Administration — exists to create, maintain and enforce regulations. Unless you enjoy getting repeat visits from the government, you might want to get yourself an OSHA handbook, read it cover to cover, and ensure your business is meeting all requirements.
A company that provides industrial safety solutions can help with this.
If you think cutting corners on safety will save you money, you’re definitely not thinking of the potential OSHA fines, which can reach tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars. You’re also not considering the costs should an incident take place. If a worker is hurt on the job, there could be insurance increases, legal proceedings and more.
Caring about workplace safety is the right thing to do for your workers and it’s important if you want to stay on the right side of government regulators. But putting those two reasons aside for a moment: getting safety right is also fiscally responsible.
Code Red Safety provides highly trained professionals and mission-critical services to keep workers safe and projects on schedule. Founded in the Midwest in 1995, we operate through eight branches across the United States, providing a range of safety services, including turnaround solutions, equipment rentals, standby and emergency rescue teams, safety staffing, training and auditing and in-plant communications solutions.
Safety regulations can be dense and intricate. We provide access to an experienced team of safety audit experts who can help you meet or exceed compliance regulations. We complete safety audits, write safety programs and plans, offer OSHA consulting and more. Remove the headache of compliance and discover potential weak spots with a proper safety audit today.
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