As a business owner you probably understand that having a safe workplace reduces the risk of claims on your workers compensation insurance. But do you encourage your workers to follow you by setting an example? This is one of the easiest ways to keep your workplace a safe environment for everyone. The following questions are designed to get you thinking about your leadership strategies concerning a safe workplace.

• How do you show your employees your commitment to a safe workplace?
• What training have you given to your employees in workplace safety?
• Is your workplace safety training up to date?
• Are you totally confident all employees follow safe workplace practices, at all times?
• Do you have written safety policies and procedures in place?
• How familiar are you with your employee’s everyday workplace practices?
• Do you regularly set goals to improve workplace safety?
• Do you achieve your set workplace safety goals?
• If you’ve had claims on your workers compensation insurance, have you taken steps to prevent that type of injury from occurring to another worker?

If you were unsure, or had a negative response to any of the above questions you may need to be more pro-active in regard to safety in your workplace – if you don’t take it seriously, the chances are your employees won’t either.

Tips on Leadership and Keeping a Safe Work Environment

One thought on “Tips on Leadership and Keeping a Safe Work Environment

  • September 25, 2011 at 4:05 am
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    It’s easy to be the business owner but not easy to be the successful business owner

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