A top-notch safety culture is one where both leaders and workers understand the behaviors and conditions that improve safety outcomes, and feel empowered to proactively create a safer future. As a safety leader, it should be your goal to communicate these messages. The alternative — missing out on this opportunity to communicate the right messages — still sends a message, but winds up being the wrong one.
Then, if incidents do occur, how we respond matters. Investigations must be thorough, without bias or assumption of employee error. In today’s environment, where COVID-19 is such a highly contagious event, the response and processes of joint employers must include:
Post-incident response should include at least a precursory review of the classification of the hazard and prioritization of risk controls as it relates to those hazards.
3 Factors to consider when classifying and prioritizing risks
As we continue to face unprecedented health and safety challenges in the workplace, strong partnerships between staffing firms and clients can lead to insights and innovative solutions in risk management to keep all employees safer.
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