At Workers Comp Cost Relief, we know just how valuable workplace safety is. Unfortunately for many, keeping employees safe is sometimes easier said than done. Whether it’s a tenured worker who gets overconfident one day and slips up, leading to a mistake or it’s a new employee who has too much on his or her mind, accidents often happen quickly.

That’s why in today’s post, our team would like to share a few tips for how you can stay safe on the job. When it comes to workers comp in New York, our goal is to use our expertise and experience to partner with you to reduce your workers compensation costs by up to 10% through the NY Department of Labor’s Industrial Code Rule 60.

With that in mind, no matter what type of industry you’re in, these tips can go a long way towards workplace safety. Keep reading to learn more!

How to Keep Your Employees Safer on the Job

Retrain Regularly

One of the absolute best things you can do for any employee out there is to offer refresher courses on what they need to succeed at work. The wonderful thing about this tip is that it applies to anyone across the entire spectrum of jobs out there.

Sometimes jobs change a bit over time, and that means that it’s possible — and even likely — that some of your workers will be working with different information than others. Having get-togethers on a regular basis ensures that everyone is on the same page, and as you probably know, that means that there’s a better chance that everything will get done the right way.

Our advice is to set aside a couple of hours every so often to get together with your employees and make sure they all have the information to work safely and efficiently.

Encourage Breaks

All too often, mental fatigue can set in during a job, causing people to make mistakes. While there are laws in place requiring that employees taken a certain number of breaks depending on the length of their shifts, it may be in a company’s best interest to encourage taking additional breaks.

At first, this might sound counterintuitive to the way many believe that a business should be run, but consider the fact that one mistake can end up being quite a costly ordeal. Obviously you will want to monitor how these breaks are being taken, because the unfortunate reality is that people will sometimes abuse a good system. Thankfully, however, the vast majority of your employees will appreciate the fact that you want them to take breaks, ensuring that they are safe and alert while on the job, and they’ll be more loyal to your company than they may have been otherwise.

Regardless of the line of work that you’re in, you may find that rewarding your employees in little ways also rewards your business with loyal workers who are more focused and alert which leads to a safer work environment.

Facilitate Discussions

One other thing that you can do to help make your workplace safer is to encourage questions and do your part to facilitate discussions. After all, an informed employee is a safer employee.

All too often, newer employees can feel a little bit intimidated at a new job. This can sometimes lead to them working with a lack of knowledge, and that, of course, can lead to the need for workers compensation (which is exactly what we’re trying to avoid). When it comes right down to it, the truth is that the more informed a person is, the better he or she will inevitably be at any given job.

If you make it a point to encourage open discussions about techniques that apply to your workplace, you’ll find that your workers benefit greatly. At the end of the day, the more knowledge that people can share with others, the better off everyone is.

Government-Approved Workers Comp Savings

At Workers Comp Cost Relief, there’s nothing we’d love more than to help you to build loss control programs that are approved by the New York Department of Labor. We’re not an insurance agency, but what we are is a service that specializes in loss control organization. In other words, what we want most is to improve your workplace safety and reduce your workers compensation insurance costs.

CR60 can be a tricky thing for business, owners, but thankfully we’ll be here to help at every step of the way. Perhaps best of all is the fact that our service costs you nothing, and your initial consultation is completely free. We only earn our fee when your programs are approved by the NYDOL. It doesn’t get much better than that!

Ready to get started? We’d love to hear from you! Contact us today and rest assured that you’re making the right decision for your business.