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You too can profit from Safety - if you want to. You may be a Small, Medium-sized or a Big-time operator, it doesn't make any difference. You've to want it for it to become reality, to bring it to fruition. Profiting from Safety comes to those who consciously set out for it. First, you must have a Safety Plan for the Business. Second, communicate the Plan. Third, work the Plan. Fourth, review, improve and continue to work the Plan.

1. Have a Safety Plan

First, put a safety management plan in place for your business. This plan should include a safety policy, organization, roles and responsibilities, standards, procedures, etc. The policy should state the safety intent of the company, management leadership, supervisory support, employee involvement and buy-in. An all inclusive policy is easier accepted. Next, set a up a simple organization so that roles and responsibilities are clear, set goals and key performance indicators, develop procedures, etc. Move to the next stage.

2. Co…


What is safety? Bloody waste of time and money! Really?

No doubt, there are some business owners who may think, feel and act like safety is a waste of time and money. An abstract quantity. A studied distraction from the all important business of the day, production. But can there be many of them around today, still in business turning a profit, if any at all? Not a lot, I would imagine.
It simply isn't logical to expect a business operating with scant regards for safety to stay afloat for any appreciable length of time because workplace accidents cost you money, whether you realize it or not. That accidents and incidents steadily chip away at your bottom line is no longer news. Proving it is not rocket science either. You just have to look to see it. Each so-called accident dislocates the day's plans and imposes a new agenda on all concerned, the individual (or individuals), organization and Clients.

It extends the boundaries of your budgetary expenditure, taxes your reserves…


This has nothing to do with a stake out or anything like that. When it comes to safety on-the-job, it simply refers to the art of taking a detailed and comprehensive look at what you plan to do and how; taking each step in turn to ascertain that nothing has escaped your scrutiny or attention.

Workplace accidents or so called, are often traceable to those little things that slipped through the gap due to oversight, familiarity with the routine, repetitive application, time pressure, competing interests/goals, skills deficiency or plain I-know-what-I-am-doing ego thing. So it figures that most workplace so-called accidents are preventable. Or could be prevented if every job task or routine is subject to a second look aka casing the joint.

On-the-job errors are costly, regardless. This is because whatever the circumstances, an error is an error. It spells doom for your pocket as the business owner, employer, employee, contractor or shareholder. Unfortunately, shop floor Management is oft…