A recent review of auto, liability, property, and workers compensation claims reported between April and June revealed a sharp rise in liability claims, costing agribusinesses millions. Property claims were the costliest, while workers compensation claims were the most frequent.
It is no secret that safety is everyone’s responsibility. One way to instill a safety-first culture is with the creation of a safety committee.
Whether you currently have a safety committee or are considering it for the first time, most successful committees have these four things in common:
To ensure the committee’s ongoing success, a clear plan of action for detecting hazards, incident analysis, and assisting with safety management is set. Committee members will have a variety of responsibilities, including the following:
Annually, the committee should review the safety program. Changes in equipment, people, procedures, and facilities may require some program updates.
It is also a good idea to keep safety meetings fresh to keep members interested and engaged. Guest speakers, a change in meeting location, and monthly safety topics will make meetings more exciting.
Safety committees not only keep safety at the forefront of employees’ minds, they are also a proactive way to reduce incidents. While management should remain involved, the committee should be free to set priorities and follow up on issues they observe.
Ready to review your claims data to determine what resources can help you meet your safety goals? The AssuredPartners agribusiness team is prepared to help you make decisions for a safer workplace.
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