Workplace safety is a top priority for any organization. Without the proper safety measures in place, workplace injuries and illnesses can have a significant impact on productivity, as well as bring unwanted lawsuits, reputational damage, and a loss in organizational trust. Regulatory bodies such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Health and Safety Executive, and others have set standards for today’s working environments. If not met, these can add another layer of complications, including additional regulatory scrutiny and hefty fines.
Organizations looking to meet compliance obligations must also manage risks to their workforce. By incorporating health and safety risks into their overall risk management and compliance program, organizations can understand how their business is impacted and better protect their people, reputation, and bottom line.