Employee safety should always be high on your list of priorities. Having healthy and happy employees is what makes or breaks a company. One thing you can do to increase employee safety is to conduct regular safety trainings. There are safety training courses on a variety of topics, such as machinery operation, fire safety, illness prevention, first aid, workplace ergonomics, online safety, violence prevention, and more. Here are a few reasons why offering safety training for employees is important:
Is Employee Safety Training Mandatory?
Certain safety training courses are required by law to be offered at a workplace. One of these types of training is forklift certification. Any employee operating a forklift on-site will need a forklift certificate in compliance with the state’s laws. Also, businesses are required to always have at least one person on-site who is CPR and first aid certified. Helpside offers a few versions of both trainings at different rates to best fit the needs of your business.
The Importance of Employee Safety Training
According to Zippia, there are about 2.8 million nonfatal work accidents in the US each year. That’s over 7,000 accidents a day. With how high those numbers are, there’s no way your workplace is completely immune to workplace accidents. While it can’t remove all risk, employee safety training can greatly decrease the chances of injury in your workplace and give employees ways to handle accidents efficiently if they do occur.
Benefits of Employee Safety Training
Offering employee safety training comes with many benefits. Here are some of them:
- Lowers Insurance Cost: When few employees are injured at your workplace, your workers’ comp insurance premiums will be lower.
- Reduces Chance of Lawsuits: If you are doing all you can to prevent employee injury there will be fewer chances for a lawsuit to come up.
- Boosts Employee Morale: Employees appreciate it when their leaders care about their employees returning home safely after each shift.
- Increases Productive Days: When employees are injured, they may need time off to recover. With fewer injuries comes fewer days off due to employees who are forced to stay home.
Helpside Employee Safety Training
Helpside offers several types of safety training and risk management consultations. Reach out to Helpside at firstname.lastname@example.org to talk with a safety expert.