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Encouraging Safe Working Practices with Health & Safety Manuals

Safetech Consulting - Monday, October 02, 2017

Health and Safety Manuals

Owners and managers of small businesses have a lot on their plate, so it's easy to put off seemingly unimportant tasks like creating a health & safety manual. But health & safety manuals are business owners' most important documents; not only do they help prevent employee illness, injury, and death, but they also protect the owner of the company in the event of a workplace accident.

What are Health & Safety Manuals?

Health & safety manuals establish workplace safety procedures and outline the specific steps involved in performing the everyday tasks of your business. Depending on the nature of your organization, your safety manual may detail how employees are to handle chemicals and complete other risky tasks. Ideally, the policy is formalized as a written policy, then printed and kept in a location where employees can easily find it. Another option is to make the document available electronically. What is important is that the manual is read and understood by everyone in the organization.

What's Included in Health & Safety Manuals?

An effective health & safety manual will include descriptions of the company's work process, the methods and standards by which the work is performed, and a policy outlining the business' best practices. It's also common for health & safety manuals to include Material Safety Data sheets (MSDS) for any chemicals used in the workplace. While the exact contents of a safety manual vary from company to company, the goal is the same: to provide employees with all of the information they need to perform their job safely.

Develop Your Health & Safety Policy Today

Whether you have five employees or 500, it's your obligation to keep your workers safe on the job. Health & safety manuals communicated your company's standards and ensure your employees know what is expected of them. We can help you develop a customized health & safety policy for your business. Contact us today for a free, no obligation consultation.

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