3 Ways to Stay in Help Your Company Stay Compliant with Health & Safety Regulations

As a small business, you are expected to stay up to date with the latest health and safety regulatory requirements. If you don’t, you not only risk getting fined but you also can influence employee health and productivity if a hazard is overlooked. Here are some ways to ensure you stay in compliance with the law and keep a healthy workplace.

 

health-and-safety-at-workTrain Your Staff

One of the best ways to ensure safety is to get your employees involved. Train them on the laws your company must comply with. Teach them how to spot a hazard and also give them a non-retaliatory reporting process. Employees will be more open to report potential dangers if they know they will not be reprimanded by management or co-workers.

 

Assess Current Risk

Take a look at everything in your business that could go wrong, and create a plan to avoid it. For example, invest in Wet Floor signs for when your maintenance staff mops to avoid slip and fall accidents. Make sure all fire extinguishers are visible and in working order in the hallways. If you run a labor intensive business, such as lawn care, make sure all equipment is properly stored. By creating a risk management plan in advance, you will be well prepared if an accident does happen.

 

Perform an Audit

Even the best laid plans can go wrong and safety issues might be missed. Lighthouse health & safety audits take a thorough look at your organization’s health and safety management system. After completion, you are presented with a list of comprehensive recommendations to make your plan full proof.

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About Dequiana Jackson

Dequiana Jackson, Founder of Inspired Marketing, Inc., helps overachieving women entrepreneurs conquer limiting beliefs and create marketing plans that grow their businesses. This includes one-on-one marketing plan development, digital product creation, web design and content marketing. Dequiana is the author of Know Your Business: How to Attract Ideal Clients & Sell More and runs the award-winning blog, Entrepreneur-Resources.net.

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