Workplaces that establish effective, proactive safety and health management systems can reduce their injury and illness costs by 20% - 40%...savings that translate straight to a company’s bottom line profitability. In today’s business environment, these costs can be the difference between operating in the black and running in the red.
An Applied Practice, Not a Document
Too many companies just have “a safety manual” instead of a systematic approach to managing safety and health. Safety and health management is part of how a company does business. It’s a continuous effort requiring regular assessment, training and management.
The experts at Missouri Enterprise help manufacturers with the specific, customer focused services they need, such as: in-depth needs assessments, safety committee coordination, employee manual creation, training activity development and more.
The benefits of a successful safety and health program can be tangible and intangible, and the cost savings can be dramatic. Benefits include:
- Prevent Accidents
- Identify and Eliminate Safety Hazards
- Ensure Regulatory Compliance for Safety
- Promote a Culture of Workplace Safety and Health
- Enhance Employee and Management Awareness of Safety and Health Problems
- Employee Well-Being (Improved Employee Moral and Retention)
Safety and Health Management Yields a Healthy ROI
Successful Manufacturers take a proactive approach to safety and health management; they understand it’s a continuous process requiring regular effort to assess, train and manage activities that promote a healthy and safe environment. They know it can cost a lot more to ignore it, and the cost savings and return on investment can easily justify the expense and effort.
- Direct Cost Savings are relatively easy to measure, and can include:
- Lower workers’ compensation premiums
- Reduced medical expenditures
- Less money spent on overtime (covering for injured workers and reduced efficiencies)
- Smaller expenditures for return-to-work programs
- And more.
- Indirect Cost Savings can be more difficult to measure but they are very real. Indirect costs outweigh direct costs by an average of 4:1 or more and include:
- Sales profits lost
- Increased premiums
- Lost productivity
- Reduced efficiency
- Administrative follow-up to injuries
- Damages to equipment and property
Missouri Enterprise Safety and Health Services & Training:
- OSHA 10-hour and 30-hour Training for General Industry
- Comprehensive Workplace Inspections / In-depth Assessments
- Bloodborne Pathogens
- Hazardous Materials
- Hazard Communication
- Flammable & Combustible Liquids
- Machine Guarding
- Confined Space Entry
- Lockout / Tagout
- Personal Protective Equipment
- Walking & Working Surfaces
- Emergency Action Plans
- Respiratory Protection
- Incident Investigation
Contact your Missouri Enterprise Area Business Manager today, and learn how we can help you generate a positive return on investment by proactively managing safety and health related issues at your manufacturing facility.