Safety is important for economic reasons: When an employee is involved in an accident, you spend money through lost production and absenteeism. Safety training is important so workers and managers know the hazards which cause these things.
Working safely eliminates that injury and promotes greater production. This saves you money through a sustained safe work environment every day.
Why is this workplace safety training important?
Safety training provides employers, managers, supervisors, and workers with:
- Knowledge and skills needed to do their work safely and avoid creating hazards that could place themselves or others at risk.
- Awareness and understanding of workplace hazards and how to identify, report, and control them.
- Specialized training when their work involves unique hazards.
Additional training may be needed depending on various roles assigned to individual managers, supervisors, and workers. Supervisory staff, for example, may need specific training to ensure that they can provide leadership, direction, and resources for the safety program.
Let us help with your safety needs
BCN Services offers more than 200 free state-of-the-art, on-line safety courses. All of them are available through our website at any time. Each course is OSHA-compliant and averages about 15 minutes, depending on the topic. We can set you up with a program specific to your company’s training needs.
In addition to this online tool, onsite safety training can also be achieved through:
- Peer-to-peer training.
- On-the-job training.
- Worksite demonstrations that can enhance the understanding of hazards while promoting good work practices.
Providing workers with an understanding of hazard recognition is the key to a safe work environment. Eliminate those hazards before an injury occurs.
BCN Services is also ready to assist you with a team of highly trained safety consultants who are ready to come to your place of business. We offer safety walk-throughs with practical suggestions designed to ensure the safety of your workplace.
Make safety a New Year’s resolution. Call us at 734-994-4100 and schedule an appointment so that we can help. You may also send a message here. Let’s make 2020 a successful year.
Patrick Boeheim, Safety & Risk Manager