You could argue that some months are more important than others. When it comes to June, did you know it’s National Safety Month? It may not be something we mark with greeting cards and gifts, but the significance of safety is more than noteworthy. In fact, according to the Department of Labor, workplace injuries and illnesses not only disrupt personal lives, but U.S. employers pay almost $1 billion per week for direct workers’ compensation costs alone. Add in the indirect costs associated with employee safety issues and you can see why it’s worthy of ongoing focus.
At MJ, we are committed to helping clients create and maintain a safety culture. The reason this makes sense is because you can see a massive return on investment for every dollar spent on workplace safety and health.
- We also know that safety isn’t the responsibility of only one individual or just one department, so we provide industry-specific risk management tools and training materials.
- We even work with clients to make sure they’re prepared for unannounced safety inspections from OSHA, the Department of Transportation or other federal agencies. This prep is so important because safety violations could lead to thousands of dollars in fines and loss of reputation. Instead, our training and inspection tools provide a proactive way to avoid many potential issues.
- Perhaps most exciting is our comprehensive Risk Management Center, which offers web-based access to loss control services, risk mitigation programs, certificate of insurance tracking, incident reports, OSHA logs, MSDS Management, Job Hazard Analyses, “Return to Work” programs, training programs, compliance documentation and a bilingual risk management library. It’s just one more way we promote safety far beyond the month of June.
So let’s all take a moment to recognize National Safety Month by starting a conversation—even if it’s no longer June. If you’re interested in learning more any month of the year, all you need to do is ask your MJ Consultant about our Loss Control Services, Safety Culture & Training or the Risk Management Center. Be sure to check out our library of safety blogs too. Actually, why not send an email today? Just contact Carol Scully at email@example.com or call 317-805-7500.
Carol J. Scully is director of strategic risk management for MJ Insurance. She oversees MJ's comprehensive risk management and risk analysis initiatives.