Providing Workplace Safety Through the Power of Voice
Work can be a dangerous place. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics states that each year commercial industries on average experiences 3.2 non-fatal occupational injuries per 100 full-time workers. Each of those injuries can cost the organization nearly $200,000 in direct and indirect costs. Workplace fatalities, in addition to being tragic, are even more expensive.
Maintaining safe working conditions in your organization is a continual effort. Part of that effort includes ongoing screening of applicants, staff, partners, suppliers, vendors, and customers. People may be screened to verify proper credentials, reinforce compliance with safety procedures, check for infectious disease exposure, screen for drug and alcohol use, and acknowledge receipt of safety-related communications.
At the same time, the majority of people who work safely can be burdened by extensive vetting approaches that don’t differentiate them from the untrustworthy minority early in the process. This lack of differentiation wastes time and money and erodes morale.