When it comes to occupational health and safety reporting in today’s workplace, Automation Personnel Services, Inc. understands how important it is to do a thorough, comprehensive and accurate description every single time. Some of the following details are essential for these reports such as the presence of any private health and safety programs, the utilization of any health and safety standards, and the level of employee training must be disclosed.
There are optional items that can be added to a report. Not only does this ensure completeness and full disclosure, but it also ensures your company has nothing to hide.
Forecasts, Targets and Performance Metrics
Detailing your business goals, milestones, objectives and forecasts regarding health and safety in the workplace is an excellent way to show your dedication to the cause. For greater effect, compare and contrast your recent figures to those from the past, thereby showing favorable progress toward a safer and healthier workforce.
These statistics can be displayed any number of ways. Pie charts, bar graphs, and line graphs all work well, but just stating the facts can be incredibly useful. Even if your most recent figures are lower than previous years, the fact that you are keeping track shows initiative on your part. Outlining any changes in workplace policy or tactics indicate that you aren’t just waiting for the numbers to improve but showing initiative.
Investments and Partnerships
Some companies might want to consider detailing any capital expenditures received or company contributions. This applies in particular in scenarios involving significant investments and expensive equipment or property. Include any assessments or inspections that were delivered by third-party sources.
Overall Workforce Participation and Training
You may also consider going into detail about the overall participation of your workers, including any training they have received in regards to occupational safety and health. Not only does this continuing training reduce the need for repeat courses and seminars, but it also paints a broad picture of the employees’ awareness of today’s occupational safety and health standards.
Risk Assessment and Management
Providing information regarding any potential risks, as well as in-depth information about your internal risk management process, is also a good idea. Again, this can go a long way in underscoring your commitment to occupational health and safety in the 21st century. If possible, describe some of the steps your team has taken to forecast, mitigate and resolve any risks.
However, take care when detailing your company’s risk management process. Avoid any insignificant or generic risks. Instead, focus on specific, significant risks that have relevance in your industry. Not only does this save time, but it can help external or third-party auditors gain further insight into your overall competitiveness in the market.
Using Optional Entries to Your Advantage
Make sure only to utilize the optional entries that are beneficial to you and your company. Since they are optional, keep in mind there’s no need to divulge any of the information listed above when reporting for occupational safety and health purposes. In the interest of completeness, however, many companies do choose to include such information.
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