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Business Spotlight

7 Minute Safety Training Programs 

 

Excuses, Excuses

Employee safety meetings—who needs them? It’s a struggle to find reliable resources, not to mention timely and engaging topics. Then there’s the challenge of rounding up workers scattered amongst several jobsites, or trying to fit a session into everyone’s schedule. Soon, a meaningful safety meeting feels out of reach. Sound familiar? 

Safety meetings – who needs them?

Contractors who don’t want employee accidents to become a significant financial burden, that’s who!

“Businesses spend $170 billion a year on costs associated with occupational injuries and illnesses. But workplaces that

1 establish safety and health management systems can reduce their injury and illness costs by 20 to 40 percent.”

Much of that $170 billion can be attributed to unanticipated costs associated with employee accidents, which are often paid for from profits. Consider the expense of: 

  Lost productivity     • Hiring and training replacement employees

  Loss of customers and goodwill        • Increased insurance premiums

Business owners are in a unique position to influence employees’ habits and behaviors. If your safety meetings are infrequent or absent entirely, you are missing out on a valuable opportunity to reinforce behaviors that can help prevent accidents and preserve your profits. SMST – Your Safety Training Assistant

Federated Insurance offers clients access to a very user-friendly training tool: the Seven Minute Safety Trainer (SMST)*. SMST is an app for mobile devices, which allows risk management training anytime, anywhere. SMST will put to rest some common excuses for skipping training:

 “I can’t find applicable topics or training materials. Or when I do, the training is too complex.”  

 
 

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