Our recent blog posts, Worker Safety and the Cost of Ignoring It and Steps to Improving Your Organization’s Preventative Maintenance, we talked about the risks of workplace injuries and associated costs and how proactive preventative maintenance programs can help reduce those risks and costs.

Rochester Institute of Technology’s Benchmark Report of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) and the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) highlighted the challenges small businesses faced with managing health and safety.

Read on to find out about the report’s highlights and to read the complete benchmark report.

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A preventative maintenance program is a crucial tool for any organization, particularly those which centre around an industrial environment.

Most organizations have a preventative maintenance program in place. Organizational leaders invest a great deal of time and resources to analyzing, designing and implementing a preventative maintenance program that will allow them to achieve some (or ideally all) of their goals.

However, implementing a preventative maintenance program is not the final step to achieving these goals. Organizations need to focus on continuous improvement to optimize and improve their program and continue to increase effectiveness and efficiency of the program and its success.=

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Heath and safety managers around to globe have a variety of worker safety issues to contend with and it can be difficult to keep on top of the trends and details across the board. While many health and safety plans focus on common workplace injuries (slips, trips and falls, overexertion injuries, falling objects, etc.), many overlook the perils of other workplace conditions which impact worker safety like noise exposure and indoor air quality.

Forgetting to focus on noise and air quality safety compliance can have a damaging impact – both to the workers affected and to the company’s bottom line. With an increase in the number of people spending more time indoors, indoor air quality (IAQ) has become a growing concern for organizations.

Whether in an office building or an industrial work environment, maintaining ideal working conditions for worker safety means not forgetting to place focus on overlooked areas, like indoor air quality. The costs of poor air quality in your employees’ working environment is far too high, for your employees and for your business.

Find out more about the effects of poor air quality and steps to improving workplace air quality.

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Workplace injuries hurt everyone, from employees and their families, to employers and even our national healthcare system and it costs more than you think. Companies in Ontario spent $52M paying for work-related compensation and other losses in 2015, and this number doesn’t even reflect the amount of injury-related time lost and setbacks that affect a company’s yearly profits. Maintaining health and safety compliance by implementing proactive procedures is the number one way to help avoid workplace injuries and increase worker safety. Evaluating the safety of working conditions on a daily basis can help ensure you’re making the most out of today for a safer tomorrow.

In this article, we’re going to show you which industries are most at risk and how you can avoid work-related fatalities, workplace injuries and illnesses.

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