Why is safety and health important in a buisness?

Thu 21 Feb, 2013 11:35 am
I am doing a project on on of the six functions in a business, 'Safety and Health'. I need to answer this questions;
*Explain why I think this function is an important aspect to an organization, and what you would do as a small business owner to ensure that function was being met?
-i have some ideas but i would like to know what others may think as well so I can collaborate a bit.
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Thu 21 Feb, 2013 11:57 am
Let's see what you already have.
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Thu 25 Apr, 2013 04:08 am
Hello Friends,

Whatever sort of business you are, there is always the possibility of an accident or damage to someone’s health. All work exposes people to hazards, be they: loads which have to be manually handled; dangerous machinery; toxic substances; electricity; working with display screen equipment or even psychological hazards such as stress.
The reason there are not even more accidents and diseases caused by work is because systems of prevention are in place which have been built up over generations. Safety does not come about by accident: most accidents happen because they have not been prevented. Yet despite all the precautions that are taken in the UK, there are still over 600, 000 workplace injuries every year as well as 1.8 million cases of ill health caused or made more by work.

Thanks and Regards,
Baron Davis
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Thu 2 May, 2013 07:00 am
Whatever sort of business you are and the key to ensuring the safety and health of young people in the workplace is having a good health and safety management system and make sure to include workplace safety and health in your business plan and integrate it into all facets of the business.
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Mon 3 Mar, 2014 01:28 am
The safety and health has become necessary for employees of a workplace. According to Thomas Lukaszuk (Employment Minister of Canada), Canadians have the right to work in safe and healthy conditions. Thus need safety workplace approved certificates for a safer environment.
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Mon 3 Mar, 2014 02:22 pm
well for one thing if you kill your employees then you won't have anyone to work so safety would have some value.

Same for health -- a sick employee can't work and if they do come when in sick, they will be less efficient and may get others/customers ill -- not good customer service.
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