June is National Safety Month. When it comes to workforce well-being, your workers deserve to know they’re part of an organization that thinks ahead. At SIMOS, we celebrate safety all year long. Here are some quick safety tips and resources to help make safety month the safest yet!
Tips to keep your workplace safe
– Proper training is one of the best ways to ensure the safety of your associates. You should be regularly identifying safety concerns, creating new safety goals around those concerns and developing practical activities to teach safety procedures.
-In light of recent events, keeping your workplace clean and following proper social distancing measures
– Do an audit of the machines and equipment that may cause the most injury. Ones to always check are saws, presses and plastics machinery. Then create safeguards if anything is deemed unsafe.
-Partner with a trusted provider to help create a custom safety program for your operation
Ideas for safety month
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), companies that focus on protecting workers have nearly 50 percent fewer lost workdays. While you can do these ideas all year, safety month is a good time to start.
-Recognize, thank and reward employees who are safe through a safe employee spotlight
-Have a safety contest with employees submitting safe tips or shift managers nominating employees who exemplify safety
-Engage with your employees on safety topics and training so they feel included and heard
–Best practices for operations: Guidelines and recommendations for a safe workplace during COVID-19
–Cleaning and sanitation checklist: Now more than ever, your staff and customers expect an exceptionally clean and safe workplace. Download this checklist for safety and sanitation best practices.
–Safety program checklist: Having a comprehensive safety program in place for your contingent workforce is essential for keeping your employees and associates safe. Use our checklist to see if your safety program is up to par!
–Top OSHA violations and how to avoid them: Every year, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) publishes their top violations at worksites across the country. Learn what they are and how to fix them.