The best way to prevent workplace injury and illness is to find and fix hazards before they happen. Prevention programs have been proven to reduce injuries, illnesses, and fatalities. In addition, they often result in better workplace culture, higher productivity, reduced turnover, and reduced costs. EHS Management specializes in implementing injury and illness prevention programs. We’ve listed out a few frequently asked questions to help you get started.
How Does an Injury and Illness Prevention Program Work?
An Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) can improve safety and health in every workplace. It is a basic written safety program that can lower both employee and company costs ranging from medical treatment to lost productivity. Management leadership, worker participation, and proper training are essential to the success of any safety management program.
What Are the Costs of Workplace Injuries, Illnesses, and Deaths to Employers and Workers?
Employer costs include more than worker’s compensation. Indirect costs can include training replacement employees, accident investigation, lost productivity, and repairs of damaged equipment. Worker costs can include medical expenses, costs for legal services, and loss of wages. Implementing an effective IIPP can dramatically reduce burdensome costs and debt to both the employer and worker.
Are Prevention Programs Too Expensive for Small Businesses?
All companies should have access to safety services regardless of budget. EHS Management offers a progressive safety system. It allows businesses to start at the process step that is most suited to their current needs and then advances towards system completion as time and budget allows. Prevention programs can be adapted to meet the needs of any size organization.
The adoption of an injury and illness prevention program will ensure your company is following all the necessary EHS rules and regulations. Put your employee’s safety and the safety of your company first by contacting EHS Management today for a free consultation.