With thousands of resources available online, it can be easy to get overwhelmed. As you continue to plan during 2023, here are five free resources to help set up your business – and your team – for a successful year.
1. Safety Moment Ideas : Topics, Examples and Tips for Success
Many businesses are looking for ways to make time for safety throughout the workday. Have you considered a Safety Moment instead? A safety moment is a dedicated time – five minutes or less – for employees and managers to talk about safety. By incorporating safety moments into your daily or weekly routine, you’ll build a safety culture that will impact your business – from injury prevention to increased efficiency.
2. Safety Week Starter Kit
A Safety Week is a dedicated week set aside during the year for your employees to learn more about safety, re-sign workplace safety policies, and have some fun! Every business faces different risks and safety challenges. Tailor your Safety Week to your company. Adopt as much – or as little – as you want.
3. Situational Awareness: Teach Employees to Stay Alert on the Job
For many employees, every day they go to work, they know what to expect. Each morning, they use the same tools. They see the same coworkers. They may even run into the same safety hazards. But how can employers encourage them to see their work area with fresh eyes every day? To adjust their level of awareness to stay safe? Learn how to prepare employees for the unexpected, and more importantly, the expected.
4. Prevent Overexertion Injuries with Safe Lifting and Ergonomics
The risk of strain and sprain injuries is present in almost all industries. It can be easy to focus on eliminating hazards with catastrophic consequences, leaving strains, sprains, and other overexertion injuries on the back burner. Did you know that overexertion is the leading cause of workplace injury, making up 34% of lost-time injuries?
5. Stop Work Authority
Businesses are constantly challenged to do more with less. As many businesses look for new and improved ways to keep their employees safe, Stop Work Authority may present itself as an option. While the name may point to a tough stance, the results can have a bigger impact than employers expect.
Did you know about our WorkSAFE Podcast? Many of our resources listed here come from our bi-monthly podcast that features interviews with safety professionals, business owners, independent agents, and our own experts. Started in 2017, the podcast covers topics like workplace safety best practices, work comp, claims management and safety success stories.