Safety, often thought of as a luxury for only large construction firms and manufacturing plants, is needed at every stage in the life of a service business, small manufacturer, or construction company. Which means that the founder, owner, or president of that small business should be informed and engaged in worker safety at their level and set the tone for the importance of workplace safety for their specific business.
OSHA has a wealth of resources for small business owners to help them implement great safety programs to reduce, eliminate, or prevent injuries and illnesses on the job. The purpose of this report is to guide small business owners through one of the best concepts OSHA has developed for owners in their efforts to improve safety at their companies.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statics (BLS.gov) there are approximately 3 million non-fatal workplace injuries and illnesses reported by private industry employers every year. Small businesses, contractors, and service companies who make up a large part of our workforce should pay close attention to this statistic as their workers make up a big part this number. Because of this startling fact it is increasingly important that small businesses owners incorporate worker safety into every aspect of their business.
This report walks you through the 4 most important areas to pay attention to when setting up your safety program and actionable steps you can take today to ensure everyone is safe on your job sites.