safety656A Beaumont Texas Business Insurance and Safety Update A workplace injury can be costly to your business.  An injured employee creates a greater workload for other employees, increased workers’ compensation costs, lost workdays, and additional training, which can all be a drain on your business.  Regardless of what type of business you are in, securing workers’ compensation insurance should be an integral part of your business plan, particularly as a small business owner. There are a few key things you can do to help create and manage a safe work environment.
  • Develop a work place safety program. A safety program outlines all your safety policies and procedures. Your workers’ compensation insurer can help you with this, or call our office.
  • Provide training to all employees regarding your safety policies.
  • Provide safety equipment for jobs that require it. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) provides information to employers regarding personal protective equipment.
  • Address workplace injuries immediately. Work to help your injured employees recover and get back to work as soon as possible.
  • Discover why accidents happen. Once you have completed your investigation, make the necessary changes.
  • Get employees back to work. Developing a return to work program has proven to be the best way to expedite employees’ reentry.
Employers are responsible for providing a safe work environment for their employees.  Here is an unbelievable fact from OSHA; before OSHA was created 43 years ago, an estimated 14,000 workers were killed on the job every year. J.S. Edwards & Sherlock can help you in your efforts to control workers’ compensation costs through effective loss control, experience modifier analysis, and aggressive claims handling.