Though sometimes managers see workplace safety and productivity/profit as opposite concerns, they are actually very related. A safer workplace is more efficient and safe workers are able to complete tasks faster.
4 of the most important benefits of safety to productivity are:
- Better training
- More hours
- Happier employees
Safer workplaces are workplaces where employees receive proper training. While it’s mostly intended to help them stay safe on the job, this training also helps your workers understand their role better and to perform more effectively as a result.
When employees feel unsafe at work, or when they have to deal with lots of workplace hazards, this translates into lots of lost time. Tasks are completed more slowly, and accidents at work can significantly delay processes.
In the process of removing hazards from your workplace, you’ll end up with a more organized workplace and more motivated employees. Taking care to ensure workplace safety shows that you care about your workers and makes them feel better about their jobs.