As a former safety manager in petrochemical plants I am a strong believer that ALL injuries can be avoided with proper planning, tools, and safety equipment.
It is estimated that over 40 million workers in the United States had to receive emergency medical treatment for workplace-related injuries in the year 2003. This is a staggering number when one considers the efforts most companies have put into maintaining a safe workplace. In modern times, a number of companies have been found liable for injuries sustained in their places of business. There is a relationship that exists between workplace safety and profitability.
Knowing you can trust an employee to treat your customers well even when you aren't there is part of the trait of being trustworthy. This is one of the most important traits you can find in any employee. An employee that you can't trust does not need to be part of your team. An employee that isn't trustworthy will not have any problem stealing goods, money, or supplies from you. This can be an unbelievably high cost to lose. Employee theft is one of the biggest expenses of businesses these days. A trustworthy employee is worth his or her weight in gold.
If you think PEOs (Professional Employment Organizations) may seem like a big change or too cumbersome of a solutions for your workers' compensation insurance coverage you are not alone. Here are some of the most commonly heard objections to PEO along with answers to them.
OBJECTION: You may have someone doing payroll that is a family member or longtime employee and think you’ll be out of work
ANSWER: Actually it will free them to perform tasks that may allow for more/better production or take something off the owner’s plate
OBJECTION: You may not understand what is involved in outsourcing and feel it will be too cumbersome
ANSWER: We hold your hand throughout the transition and make it fairly easy
OBJECTION: You may have everything in QuickBooks or the like and be afraid of losing the capabilities
ANSWER: You can still upload everything so you can maintain the same capabilities and often times more because of reports generated by the payroll function
OBJECTION: You may pay employees under the table
ANSWER: This is a problem as we can’t collect premium if not on payroll
OBJECTION: You are afraid of losing control and think the PEO will dictate the wages, hours, hiring/firing, etc
ANSWER: One of this is true unless you don’t pay minimum wage but otherwise you maintain complete control we just simplify things
PEOs are not a solution for every company, but it can be a wonderful short or long-term solution for the RIGHT company once these kind of objections are overcome. Learn more by contacting an expert at (866) 308-3351 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Industrial safety is important for all employees on a daily basis and working in an area without safety awareness may result in serious bodily harm or possibly even death. Industrial safety is a key factor in running a company and there are many aspects to consider when providing overall safety for your employees. You must ensure that employees have special equipment and procedures to ensure eye safety, ear safety, head protection, fire prevention and respiratory protection. Here are ways to ensure you (or your employees) are protected in each of these areas.
If you are a business owner, manager, or work in the human resources department of a company, you've probably hired employees who have been less than truthful on their resumes. In fact, recent studies indicate that 75 percent of all resumes contain some form of falsification and fully 89 percent are misleading.
There are numerous ways that employers should identify and assess risks with a view to preventing and reducing them. There should be a hierarchy of prevention and control measures starting with prevention of the risk, and if this is not possible, technical/engineering controls, safe systems of work and information or training should be used instead.
Unfortunately, some employers encourage workers to use personal protective equipment without ever considering the introduction of prevention and control measures that could eliminate the use of personal protective equipment.
This leads to a number of problems:
Asking new workers about their previous safety education and work experience helps businesses ensure the workers know the basics of workplace safety. Too many accidents occur because businesses assume that everyone knows the basics. Businesses many times will find the worker did not know the basics only after an accident occurs. Ensure every new worker knows their rights and responsibilities.
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