Benefits of good occupational safety and health management

Good occupational safety and health management can generate many benefits for companies. Organizations with clear security policies are aware that they not only prevent injuries and occupational diseases to their workers, but also create a positive working environment conducive to overall business success.

The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) indicates that the fundamental principles for good Occupational safety and health management are based on the following characteristics:

  • Commitment and leadership in improving health and safety at work.
  • Existence of effective health and safety policies and procedures at work.
  • Implementation of advance risk assessment programs.
  • Availability of trained and competent workers.
  • Adoption of effective risk control measures.
  • Implementation of ongoing monitoring and review processes.

In addition, EU-OSHA explains that all companies can achieve significant benefits by implementing good Occupational safety and health management as improvements in productivity, competitiveness, profitability and motivation of workers.

Source: European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA)

Occupational safety and health management at work provides the following benefits for companies:

  • Helps demonstrate that a business is socially
  • Protects and enhances brand image and brand
  • Helps maximize the productivity of
  • Enhances employees’ commitment to the business
  • Builds a more competent, healthier workforce
  • Reduces business costs and disruption
  • Enables enterprises to meet customers’ Occupational safety and health
  • Encourages the workforce to stay longer in active

Source: European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA)