Risk management at the workplace is necessary when it comes to maintaining a day-to-day safety culture. Roles and duties may differ across your company, but each person, from the most senior executive to the newest hire, can participate in risk management.

Leadership responsibilities

Management should be committed to upholding a culture of safety and risk mitigation across the board. Leading by example can make a big difference for all employees, showing them that from the top-down, it’s important to adhere to safety polices. Consider the following:

  • Investing time and resources to implement sound policies and procedures to protect your bottom line.
  • Hosting regular trainings on industry-specific safety subjects.
  • Giving employees the tools and incentives to take ownership for their actions.
  • Setting clear expectations, rewarding positive behavior and encouraging open communication.
  • Staying up-to-date on current safety topics and regulations.
  • Encouraging breaks, providing necessary tools and equipment, and posting safety signage.

Employee responsibilities

Employees play an equally important role. They are on the front lines making sure work gets done in a safe manner and will be the ones who have the most interaction with potential hazards. Their responsibilities could include:

  • Listening to leaders, adhering to current policies and participating in training.
  • Practicing daily risk management habits, including keeping up with housekeeping and watching for hazards, both digital and physical.
  • Leading by example so that new employees see how to work in a safe manner.
  • Wearing appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
  • Reporting to management if they notice risks or unsafe behaviors.
  • No matter the level of employment, everyone can help manage risk when it comes to keeping your business safe.

For more information and resources on how risk management can benefit you, reach out to your local Federated® marketing representative. Federated Insurance® is proud to partner with ASA for the benefit of all members.

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