Training and Auditing for Continuous Workers’ Comp Improvement
A Fresh Approach to Controlling WC Costs
The final steps focus on training and auditing your program for continuous improvement. Training plays a significant role in safety and in reducing workers’ compensation costs. The goal of training is to develop competent people who have the knowledge, skill and understanding to perform assigned job responsibilities. Competence, more than anything else, will improve all aspects of your business and drive down costs. Supervisors must have the knowledge and ability to integrate the safety program into their specific areas of responsibility. All employees must know what is expected of them when it comes to implementing safe work procedures. Once the program is developed and implemented, it must be reviewed on a regular basis to make sure they are still relevant and effective.
This might require a significant change in how you manage your safety program, but if your workers’ compensation rates are high, it may be time to make this leap.
If your business is dealing with rising workers’ compensation costs as a result of workplace accidents, it’s time to take a new approach to safety. The key to spending fewer dollars is more than just stopping a few accidents on the manufacturing floor; it requires a comprehensive safety program designed to continuously improve. A safety program that is compliant with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards can yield significant savings for by reducing injuries and illnesses, saving workers’ compensation dollars over the long run.