For most of us the bulk of each day is spent in and around the workplace. Maintaining high productivity should be the goal of any employer and good employee. Lack of proper safety is a direct threat to maintaining high productivity as it can cause personal injuries to your employees resulting from workplace accidents which can lead to workers’ compensation claims. In essence, lack of proper safety protocol is a direct threat to the viability and profitability of any business.
If you as an employer would like to know more about what qualifies as workers’ compensation injuries and common workers’ compensation insurance issues or as an employee would like to learn more about winning a workers’ compensation claim then contact the skilled lawyers at Cohen & Riechelson. We proudly serve Princeton, Lawrence, Hamilton, New Brunswick, Trenton and all of Mercer County. Our vast experience in the areas of work related injuries and illness makes us the source of knowledge you need for all types of traumatic injuries, repetitive stress injuries, ocupational diseases, pulminary and respitory injuries, exacerbation claims or any of the myriad of possible work related hazards. Contact us online or by phone at (609) 528-2596 in New Jersey or (215) 337-4915 in Pennsylvania.
Safety for Employees in Trenton Begins With Maintaining a Safety Culture
Building and maintaining a safety culture begins from the top down with management. Meaning that those in leadership roles must lead by example. Safety must be maintained as the most important component of your daily work activities. When employees see managers and management engaging is safe work practices it has a very positive “trickle down” effect.
Safety protocol and safety gear
It is important for management to set down clear safety procedures and protocol. This includes outlining in clear written and verbal form to all employees the proper safety gear that must be utilized for any particular activity as well as making sure that the proper safety gear is available and in proper working order for the use of your employees.
Training all employees in proper safety methods is critical to any safety culture and safe work environment. All employees should be completed trained in the correct and safest way to perform their jobs according to your business’ established safety protocols. This training is best given by the most qualified individuals available.
Open lines of communication between employees and management can help to identify previously unidentified safety issues. One on one conversations as well as group conversation will serve for many employees and will provide critical feedback. Also anonymous written survey serve well for getting information from employees who may not feel comfortable expressing their concerns publicly.
Costs Associated With Workplace Accidents and Injuries
The costs of making your workplace safer is one of the primary reasons that some employers neglect these responsibilities. However this is extremely short sited. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2,000 eye injuries occur in the workplace each day amounting to more than $300 million in medical expenses, not to mention workers’ compensation claims and lost productivity.
The true question is not if a business can afford to build a proper and safe environment for everyone who works there but if they can afford not to.
Contact A New Brunswick Workers’ Compensation Attorney for more Information
Cohen & Riechelson serves clients in Trenton, Princeton, Lawrence, Hamilton, New Brunswick as well as all over Mercer County and other New Jersey communities. Our firm has built a solid reputation based on our vast knowledge and experience working with personal injury claims as well as workers’ compensation and illness issues.
Our experienced workers’ compensation attorneys can provide you with the knowledge you need to make informed decisions about workers’ compensation and illness issues. For a free consultation with a member of our talented team, contact us at (609) 528-2596 Toll Free: 888-979-6871. Map and Directions.