Tips on how to avoid workplace accidents.  

As an employer, you have a legal duty to protect your staff and employees have the responsibility of taking the necessary steps to protect themselves. When it comes to being safe at work, there can be no shortcuts. Here are a few less-obvious steps to take to lower your business’s accident rate to keep everyone safer.

Don’t get complacent

It’s easy for employees who have been in their role a long time to bypass basic safety procedures and take shortcuts. This can easily be a recipe for disaster. Be sure to arrange periodic meetings to remind workers of the importance of vigilance so that safety is fresh in their mind.

Offer support

Stress can take a toll on people in different ways. If one of your team members is repeatedly operating in a lax manner which is conducive to an accident, it’s important to understand why. Take him or her aside to ensure they are okay, and provide support if necessary.

Be transparent

If an accident occurs in the workplace, we need to communicate. Transparency with team members means that you aren’t hiding the number of incidents on site. On top of that, employees can learn to be more aware of their actions and help to prevent accidents.

These tips can help you to maintain safety in your workplace. Whether you need insurance for a start-up or an established small business, the team at Tompkins Insurance Agencies are ready to assist. Contact us today for help getting started on your tailored business insurance.