Character and Workplace Safety


Injuries, whether on the job or not, are certainly a serious problem person injured.

Employee injuries at work are major problems for many companies. Often they are more trouble than business owners realize

There are several reasons for this

– .. They have a direct impact on the cost or compensation insurance worker. Every employee injury is calculated into the formula to calculate the “youth factor” for the employer. The higher the “mod” higher premiums. The “mod” factor based on employee experience injury to three years, so every claim can cause the premium to be higher in three years

-. Replacing employees is expensive. If an employee is injured seriously enough to have to miss work for a long time, the employer has a problem, and cost, to replace the employee. A lot of time and expense is involved in finding, interviewing, and training a new employee

-. Workplace injuries have a negative impact on employee morale. People do not like to work in places where they do not feel safe

-. Employee injuries lead to lower productivity. Think about the time other workers spend talking about what happened and why it happened. From that time on unproductive time

-. Injuries to key employee could have a negative impact on customer satisfaction. When an employee is important in the production is injured, his being with someone else. Usually, someone else is not as well qualified and can not do as good a job. Quality may suffer. It can also take them longer, so the job can not be completed on time. Lower quality and timeliness can even lead to loss of customers

-. There are factors other costs that are often not considered when calculating the total cost of on-the-job injury. The cost of the time to fill out forms, time for someone to take the injured worker for medical, time to call the insurance company, etc. It has been estimated that the true cost of an accident can be as much as ten

The bottom line is that it is extremely important for a company to have a realistic security programs to protect workers from on-the-job injuries.

times visible cost! And it ‘rub.

Many companies have security programs that should be good, but for some reason employees still get hurt. They should not – and they would not if security program worked as it is supposed to work. But it does not.

For example, the security program says that workers should wear protective eye wear. The employer provides safety, but some of the employees do not wear their safety unless someone is watching.

Or, perhaps, the safety program requires guards to the point of operation for the machines that can be dangerous. However, sometimes the guards are removed when maintenance is done on the machine, and they just never get a place -. As someone wounded by a machine

There are a thousand reasons why “good” safety program can not be effective. And not always, but usually, when you get right down to the real underlying reason why they are not successful, you will find that the problem is the people, not the program. Usually, it boils down to the problem character!

What does it mean? Am I saying that people are not “good” people so they get hurt?

No, what I mean is that you will usually find a combination of the character qualities that would strengthen security program to really work effectively.

For example, accidents are often attributed to “carelessness” on the part of the injured party worker. Usually, “carelessness” is the word used to describe things like “lack of vigilance”, “lack of attentiveness,” “lack of patience”, etc, all of which are character traits.

If you are an employer, and you really want security program to be effective, the best thing you can do is to work with your employees to strengthen the character traits that lead to success.


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