Do your employees work on a risky job site? If this is the case, you know how important it is to enforce safety habits and rules in order to keep your staff safe. Besides the well-being of your workers, you also want to enforce safety precautions to avoid a rise in the cost of workers compensation. CT employers know better than to ignore risks! The more risks on the site, the more injuries, the more claims, the more the insurance premium will be.
This week, we would like to discuss the most common injury on most construction and job sites: slips, trips and falls. According to OSHA, falls are the leading cause of death in construction. This is the main reason why OSHA has put together a Fall Prevention Campaign.
1. PLAN. Planning ahead is key when an employee will be working from heights. One must analyze what the job entails, what equipment will be needed and what safety gear should be worn.
2. PROVIDE. As an employer, it is your responsibility to provide your workers with the correct safety gear. If one is working from heights, you should provide the right ladders, scaffolds, personal fall arrest systems, harnesses, etc.
3. TRAIN. Are all of your employees’ trained to work from heights? Without the proper training and experience, a worker may end up injuring themselves.
Following these three simple steps may be exactly what you need to avoid a horrible accident or injury on the job this season. Don’t forget; you will also need coverage! By having workers compensation, CT employers will be avoiding a lawsuit if something goes wrong on site. Workers comp will make sure an injured employee is reimbursed for medical expenses, lost income/wages, rehabilitation costs, death benefits and much more. Stop by our agency to grab a free quote today!