Our experience shows that management involvement is key to building and maintaining an effective workplace safety culture. A commitment to safety by management is the first – and most important – step in realizing reduced accident rates and lowered workers' compensation insurance premiums.
It is essential for management at all levels – but especially those at the very top of the organization – to commit fully to developing and maintaining a safe and healthy workplace for all employees.
A commitment to safety is based on the understanding that:
Prevention of injuries is good for employees, and it is good for business;
All injuries can – and should – be prevented;
Legally, economically, and morally, management is ultimately responsible for the safety and well being of its employees and for maintaining a safe and healthful workplace;
Supervisors must be held accountable for the safety of those who report to them;
At the same time, every employee is responsible for performing his or her job duties safely;
Training employees is absolutely essential to a safe workplace; and
All operating exposures can be safeguarded.
Our experts in safety services can help you develop an effective safety program for your particular business or organization. For more information on our safety and loss prevention services or to request a personal consultation, contact our Customer Service Center at (410) 494-2000 (1-800-264-4943 outside Baltimore), or Contact Us.