OSHA has some great resources for small business owners. Their eTools, compliance assistance and outreach help employers understand what’s required and how to comply. But it’s not just about compliance. OSHA explains why all small business owners should care about safety.
Why does safety and health matter for small business owners?
For one thing, an effective safety and health program can save $4 to $6 for every $1 invested. It’s not only the right thing to do, it pays off in lower costs, increased productivity, and higher employee morale.
Accidents and injuries are more expensive than many realize. But employers can experience significant savings in workers’ comp costs and lost workdays when injuries and illnesses decline.
How can small businesses reduce employee injuries and fatalities?
Compliance with OSHA regulations forms a strong foundation for reducing accidents and fatalities. An effective voluntary safety and health program is the next step, and it can help reduce your costs as well. An organized, carefully-crafted plan that focuses on workplace hazards and employee training is critical.
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