Why is a strong safety culture important?
Of any accident reduction strategy, a strong safety culture has the single greatest impact.
What is a safety culture and how will it impact my company?
Safety cultures consist of shared beliefs, practices, and attitudes that exist at an establishment. In a strong safety culture, everyone feels responsible for safety and pursues it on a daily basis. A company with a strong safety culture typically experiences few at-risk behaviors; consequently they also experience low accident rates, low turnover, low absenteeism, and high productivity. Employer and employee commitment are hallmarks of a true safety culture where safety is an integral part of daily operations.
Elwood Staffing's safety culture
At Elwood Staffing, our associates' safety is a priority. We incorporate safety into each associate orientation. Our Director of Safety and Risk Management oversees many programs to ensure we maintain an ongoing focus on safety. Our essential job function reviews help us develop a true understanding of the physical requirements of the jobs. We also employ two full-time occupational health nurses to provide conservative treatment for associates with minor injuries and case management for more serious situations.
For detailed information on specific safety topics, please refer to the links below:
- Emergency Exit Routes
- Fire Safety in the Workplace
- Job Safety and Health
- Lockout / Tagout
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- Planning and Responding to Workplace Emergencies
- Powered Platforms
- Preventing Falls
- Protecting Workers from Effects of Heat
- Using Aerial Lifts
- Working Safely with Electricity
- Workplace Violence