June is National Safety Month, so it is the perfect time for businesses to evaluate the internal and external threats to safety in their workplace. We realize this can be a daunting task, but we are here to help! In honor of National Safety Month, we have created a special edition of our podcast where our Human Resources and Risk departments walk through some of the most common safety risks among all industries.
Does your businesses have a safety plan in place for Hurricane Season? What about other natural disasters like tornadoes or flooding? We recommend that all employers create a “disaster recovery plan” and always keep updated business information, within easy access, in the case of an emergency. Tune in to hear our experts discuss how to best approach these unpredictable safety risks.
In addition to natural disasters, employers must also consider more individual, health-related risks, such as heat-related illnesses and worker fatigue. As we approach the peak of summer temperatures, it is important to use the heat tools available to businesses and use OSHA or our risk team at MBA as a resource to go over a hot weather checklist. The heat is not the only thing to worry about as the summer days get longer. After the past year and counting, workers feel more fatigued than ever due to the pandemic and competing personal and professional obligations.
Most importantly, have you taken the time to train your supervisors and team members on accident and incident reporting? Training shows your employees that you took the time to invest in them to create a confident, well-informed workforce. The proper and timely reporting of accidents helps save time, money, and curate safe workplace practices. Listen in to learn the lengthy but critical list of the ‘who, what, when, where, why’ and beyond of accident reporting.
Click here for the webinar, or listen to the podcast below.