While everyone knows that safety is a company’s priority and that safety management systems can help to encourage a safe environment, there are still many persistent and lingering myths about safety management. Today we are diving into these common myths and busting them once and for all! Read on to find out more.
Safety Management Systems Are for Big Companies
Many smaller businesses assume that only big companies have or need to have safety management systems in place. In reality, safety management systems can be adapted to businesses of any and every size, from 2-person partnerships to 200-person corporations. Safety management systems for any business include written procedures, safety policies, policies for incident investigations, procedures for worker training, and documentation to ensure compliance. A safety management system can also be added and modified over time as your company grows.
Safety Management Systems Mean a Huge Cost
Safety management systems are not expensive, as they can be made with or without supporting software and advanced training procedures. In small and medium-sized companies, safety management systems can be adequately done using simple documentation and leadership. You don’t need to invest a king’s ransom to get excellent results from your safety management system if you are committed to it.
Safety Management Systems Are About Discipline
This final myth is especially pervasive, as many people assume safety management systems are designed to discipline workers for poor performance and manage behavior on and off job sites. In reality, safety management systems are ideal for allowing workers to do their job without needing to be bogged down in other matters or concerns. Without a formal safety management system, it’s impossible for employers to get accurate information on safety risks and future hazards. The culture of your workplace will change for the better once adequate safety management systems are in place.
Prioritize Safety with Safety Management Systems and G&M Services
G&M Services is proud of our employees and the dedication they have for safety in the workplace. We reward our employees for positive safety practices. We incorporate weekly and monthly discussions and meeting to ensure that all involved are aware of how to handle equipment and potential situations that could occur during a project.
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