safety tips that impact business
simple ways safety can cut costs & improve productivity

When it comes to improving company profitability, workplace safety isn't usually the topic that springs to mind. However, given the impact that an effective workplace safety strategy can have on cost and productivity, it should be. Below, we've outlined 5 areas where you can improve workplace safety, and make a business impact.  

workplace safety tips: where to start

While the term safety culture has become synonymous with organizations that are leaders in providing a safe workplace, the truth is that all companies have a safety culture, regardless of whether it is positive or negative, strong or weak, healthy or unhealthy. Within your safety culture should be a proactive safety plan that addresses lifting, ergonomics, slips, trips, falls and heat stress. Our videos, infographics and whitepapers detail how you can create a stronger workplace safety culture.

safety culture

Safety culture can be defined as the shared beliefs, attitudes and practices that determine the performance of an organization’s safety and health management. 

video and infographics: workplace safety culture

safe lifting

Maintaining a safe working environment is every employer’s responsibility, and an ongoing safety education program not only communicates safe lifting techniques but also demonstrates the value of lifting safely — and the pain of not.

video: lifting
infographic: make lifting right from the start
whitepaper: how to avoid everyday risks

ergonomics

Improper ergonomics can turn into painful realities for workers and painful operational and financial consequences for employers. Create and reinforce employee awareness about ergonomic safety and, in the process, become “ergonomically correct.”

video: ergonomic safety tips 
infographic: ergonomic safety 
whitepaper: is your company ergonomically correct?

slips, trips & falls

A proactive safety plan that specifically addresses slips, trips and falls not only enhances worker safety, but also adds a layer of protection to a company’s bottom line. Eliminating this risk can directly impact workers’ compensation payments, government fines or costly equipment/facility remediation requirements.

video: make a plan 
infographic: how can you avoid slips, trips & falls?
whitepaper: why should you talk slips, trips & falls?

winter safety tips

Winter is here, and so is the potential for slips, trips, and falls. The inevitable winter ice and snow just makes a more hazardous environment that increases the risk of injuries.

infographic: winter safety tips

heat stress

Heat stress occurs when the body is unable to regulate itself by sweating and the core body temperature rises to critical levels. It is a medical emergency that can lead to heat cramps, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and in severe cases, death.

video: summer safety 101: heat stress
infographic: heat stress

Randstad is a proud recipient of the Safety Standard of Excellence Mark (SSE) developed by the American Staffing Association (ASA) and the National Safety Council to promote industry-wide safety best practices. By participating in the SSE program, staffing companies, their temporary workers, and host employers can build a mutually beneficial relationship to help identify and mitigate workplace hazards and exposures, ensure clear communication between the staffing firm and host employer, and clearly delineate the safety responsibilities of each party — all intended to reduce temporary and contract employee injuries, illnesses, and fatalities.