When was the last time that you thought about safety in your small business?
We are often surprised to read about companies that have accidents which could have been avoided through more prevention.
Many workplace accidents occur because of a lack of attention to established safety protocols, a lack of communication, or because employees should have received new safety procedures in their handbooks.
After an accident occurs, everyone feels bad, but there is no way to justify how that employee got hurt. It's better for a small business without a full-time HR manager to embrace prevention than to pay for the accident's related costs.
Having liability insurance and worker's compensation will not offset damages to the company's reputation. Insurance policies don't change how employees feel after the accident about their safety at work.