Protecting your business with an insurance policy is a key part of the safety of your staff and your assets. But insurance is really a backup safety method; the primary method of true protection is empowering your employees with the information and education they need to prevent injuries, accidents and losses in the first place. Here are some of the key areas in which to focus your employee safety training.
- Harassment training: Harassment is a real threat to your business. Not only can any inappropriate workplace behavior reduce morale and productivity among your team members, it can also lead to potential legal liability and other business risks. Harassment training gives all employees clear guidelines about acceptable conduct
- Data safety training: Data privacy is a concern of every business. Training employees how to recognize and avoid malicious emails and other communications can help avoid data leaks and theft. This greatly reduces the potential for any damage done by theft or loss of critical information.
- Workplace safety training: Every workplace contains the possibility of physical injury — even if you don’t work in a hazardous or high-risk industry. Even if there’s no need for hardhats, it’s important to train employees to recognize job hazards. This includes awareness of cleaning chemicals, how to avoid falls, and how to keep equipment safe and secured. Human ergonomics also can be essential parts of keeping your employees safe and healthy and protecting your business from liability threats.
Establishing good training procedures is the first step in protecting your people and your business. It’s equally important to ensure that training is ongoing. Training at employee orientation as well as annual training opportunities for a knowledge refresh can keep everyone on the same page about expectations.
If you have questions about insurance or want to learn more about incident prevention, give our office a call today.