A comprehensive safety plan is the cornerstone of any successful safety program. Plans begin by forming a safety committee with employee and management representation and charging it with creating a plan that specifically addresses the hazards and issues your employees face.
Most plans cover a wide variety of topics — policies such as no cell phone use when driving for the company, procedures for issues such as reporting injuries and steps in case of emergencies such as a building fire.
The power of the plan lies in that it is employee generated, so it accounts for most of the situations workers face and employees buy into the plan. Even if you’ve never had a workplace injury, a comprehensive plan is useful for new employee orientation, insurance reviews and showing your employees you care about their safety.