Why You Need to Get Serious About Safety Compliance
June is national safety month. At GMG EnviroSafe, we emphasize the value of environmental, health, and safety within the workplace. Our commitment and pledge are to ensure the well-being and safety of your employees and your business.
Learning safety compliance can be overwhelming; however, it’s important you understand the requirements related to your business. If you find it too challenging and feel you lack the resources, outsourcing a trusted compliance department can be a way to speed up the process.
One of the challenging aspects of providing a safe work environment is maintaining compliance with regulations and requirements. Additionally, it is crucial you stay updated with any changes and modifications to those regulations. Whether you’re a small business owner or a distribution center, understanding safety compliance is imperative.
At GMG EnviroSafe, we make compliance easy by offering many resources to help keep your business compliant.
By gaining an understanding of safety compliance, including the benefits it offers, and how to ensure compliance in the workplace, you can feel confident about the safety and success of your business.
What is Safety Compliance?
Safety compliance is a set of rules and regulations that businesses are required to follow to ensure the safety and well-being of employees in the workplace. All companies, regardless of industry, must adhere to standards and regulations set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and other related government agencies.
The Worker’s Rights under the OSH Act states that workers have:
“the right to safe and healthful working conditions. It is the duty of employers to provide workplaces that are free of known dangers that could harm their employees. This law also gives workers important rights to take part in activities to ensure their protection from job hazards.”
Essentially, to be in safety compliance, businesses must comply with regulatory agencies that enforce and implement safety industry standards.
Safety compliance requirements for your business will vary depending on the type of work and industry, however, most safety compliance rules and regulations are generally similar across businesses.
The Benefits of Safety Compliance
Safety compliance has many benefits for your business, employees, and even your customers.
For starters, it can improve morale and productivity by making employees feel secure, confident, and valued in the workplace. A workplace that has safety and rules in order is a place where people enjoy working. Additionally, it protects your employees and your business from harm which can help you avoid injuries, possible lawsuits, and financial penalties.
How to Ensure Safety Compliance
To ensure safety compliance, there are several steps your company needs to take. First, you need to conduct a risk assessment to identify potential hazards in the workplace. This assessment can help you develop and implement safety protocols to mitigate risks and ensure safety regulations are met.
Second, you will need to provide safety compliance training to all your employees. This will help prevent injuries and raise safety awareness and help prevent incidents. Ultimately, employees will learn to respond in various situations, such as how to use equipment safely, identify potential hazards, and respond to emergency situations.
In addition, your business will need to conduct regular safety assessments. This involves running regular inspections and assessments to identify potential hazards and ensure all safety equipment and protocols are in place and stored in their proper locations. Assessments should be completed by a trained professional who can identify risks and provide recommendations for improvement.
Here are other tips you can take to ensure safety compliance is met:
- Display proper safety signs and posters.
- Create a work culture where employees feel safe to report potential hazards.
- Establish a clear reporting and investigation process for incidents.
- Keep a safety-compliance handbook available anytime for employees.
It’s also important to regularly review and update safety protocols to keep up with current regulations and industry best practices. Lastly, your business can offer incentives for employees who follow safety measures and keep communication open to help promote a safe working environment.
How GMG EnviroSafe Helps Ensure Safety Compliance
At GMG EnviroSafe, we have a team of experienced professionals that make safety compliance easy and accessible for your business. With a wide range of services, including training programs tailored to your business, written custom-written programs, and safety assessments. Our team is trained to help identify and mitigate risks, and we offer recommendations to ensure compliance with health and safety regulations.
We work with many companies to ensure compliance and have been successful in helping all our customers. With accessible compliance coordinators located in the areas, businesses can feel confident to contact us with any questions or compliance issues they have, and we will assist.
Our goal is to make compliance easy and accessible for your business. With many regulations to adhere to, relying on our team of experts can help you efficiently manage the compliance part of your business while you focus on your customers and other aspects of your business.
Although safety compliance can be overwhelming, your business must provide a safe working environment for your employees. There are many benefits of safety compliance for your business and employees. At GMG EnviroSafe, we understand the importance of safety compliance and ensure that your business is in good hands. If you are looking for a team of experts to help you through this process, please contact us to learn more.