Posted by Ashley Bechtel in #YHSafetyTips, Aug 16, 2017
Having a safety committee in the workplace is extremely beneficial for your company and for your employees. It reduces employee illnesses, injuries, and identifies hazards in the workplace. Although OSHA does not require companies to have a safety committee, it is highly recommended.
A safety committee should go over rules and regulations currently in place, as well as come up with ways to eliminate any potential hazards to make your workplace a more safe place overall.
It is recommended that you meet at least once a quarter, but monthly meetings could be more effective.
Anyone and everyone can and should attend safety meetings. Studies have shown that the more employees that attend safety meetings, the lower the risk of injury and even illness. If you keep the idea of "safety" in front of your employees, and always on their minds, they will make smarter decisions that can prevent injuries. Your committee should be a good mix of upper management, management, and base-line employees.
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