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Why Are Safety Committees Important?

By Lancaster Safety Consulting

Safety committees can have a significant impact on a company because they provide you with the opportunity to sit down with front line workers to discuss prominent safety concerns. Safety committees set a great example for worker safety and allow them to hold an important role in keeping not only themselves but their coworkers safe.

How can it transform your safety culture? By including employees from all levels of the company, you can focus on specific work-related injuries within your own organization. The employees that are performing work on a daily basis know the ins and outs of how a task is completed and can help identify hazards that management may have overlooked. Then, management can work with the employees to implement corrective actions expressed during the safety committee discussion.

Did you know that establishing a safety committee may also save money on your workers’ compensation premiums? Lately, these premiums are skyrocketing and can be a growing expense for your company. This can affect a business’s competitiveness and overall their bottom line. Certain states do offer worker’s compensation premium discounts to those who have a state-certified workplace safety committee. These discounts vary by state so it is best to contact your state workers’ compensation bureau and insurance company to discuss what types of discounts are available in your area. You can also find more information about available discounts here.

Elements of a Successful Safety Committee

Core elements that should be in place to allow your safety committee to thrive:

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How to easily establish a safety committee:

Build a safety culture by implementing an effective safety committee. At Recruiting Solutions, we understand that safety comes first. Learn more about becoming a partner with us today.


Lancaster Safety Consulting Inc. is dedicated to helping its clients achieve a safe workplace through a world-class occupational safety and health program with onsite training. Lancaster Safety can be reached at lancastersafety.com/contact/.

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