Benchmarking safety standards, policies, and training effectiveness is a critical and proactive step you can take to minimize human and financial costs in your organization. Most organizations understand that safety is important but many don't conduct formalized, comprehensive reviews safety awareness and adherence among stakeholders.
There are as many dangers and risks associated with different industries, such as:
- Manufacturing plants are full of heavy machinery, moving parts, caustic chemicals, automated assembly lines, cutting and shaping machinery, and other hazards.
- The oil and gas industry also makes use of heavy, expensive machinery, both on-shore and off. Results of disasters in this field are well known to the public and the environment.
- Pulp and paper manufacturing workers face numerous dangers including heavy machinery, product transportation, hazardous and flammable chemicals, and heavy materials.
- Mining is one of more hazardous jobs due to the unnatural environment, risk of mine fires, collapses, gas, poor lighting, explosives, and heavy machinery.
- Food production and delivery faces dangers from slippery floors, cutting instruments, assembly lines, large moving palettes in warehouses, diseases, under or improperly prepared food, and so much more.
- The health care industry is full of risk factors including improper hand cleaning, soiled and unclean equipment, poor training, improper waste disposal, overcrowded and inefficient waiting rooms, improperly labeled supplies, and poor emergency signs/lighting.
- Schools are rife with potential risks such as accidents on playgrounds, injuries in sports, school bus accidents, risky behavior in shop classes, lab equipment and spills, guns, gang activity, and bullying.
- Safety and security in the airline industry is a hot-button topic that involves workers, travelers, people on the ground, TSA and other security agents, and national security itself.
Any review of safety standards should start with a survey that allows a safety inspector and/or each stakeholder to go down a checklist of items indicating if various factors and practices are safe or at-risk. This gives you a basis on which to review the results and formulate an action plan to resolve any detected problems.
A rigorous review of safety standards can have a variety of results:
- Improved morale among workers.
- Greater productivity.
- Improved public perception and goodwill.
- Lower oversight and government interference.
- Less down-time in manufacturing and development.
- Reduced worker's comp rates and liability.
- Lower insurance costs.
- Fewer lawsuits and threats of lawsuits.
SurveyTracker can help your organization with its safety review and analysis. Whether you have an existing safety form in place, are looking to improve your system, or are making plans for the future, you can utilize SurveyTracker's many features to put together a safety/risk analysis project that delivers meaningful, cost-saving, and possibly even life-saving results.