Common Workplace Injury Myths

Common Workplace Injury MythsIt should come as no surprise to business owners that Lake Tahoe Workers’ Compensation coverage is a necessity. However, as costs for these policies are continuing to rise, it is important to understand how you can prevent injury and reduce the costs of your premium. With that said, there are some common misconceptions about managing workplace injuries. Let us take a closer look at each and dispel the rumors from the truth.

According to EHS Today, these are the most common workplace injury myths:

Myth #1: Safe Workplaces are too Expensive to Implement

False. Understanding the cost/benefit analysis of implementing a safe workplace will show you how effective these can be. The direct and indirect costs of injuries can be substantial, including lost productivity, medical bills, loss of workplace morale, and more. Not only will the company take a hit financially, but so will the injured worker. Therefore, it’s critical to understand the scope of risks involved with foregoing safe workplace procedures.

Myth #2: There’s no Such Thing as a Hazard-Free Environment

With the proper safety practices, this is far from the truth. Hazards only occur where there are exposed risks. Train each employee to the best of your ability, ensure they are properly managed, and require the use of protective equipment such as gloves, goggles, hats, etc. when they’re on the job. Only when employees do not have direction or don’t understand the hazards involved with their duties is a dangerous workplace created.

Myth #3: Accidents Happen

Research shows that approximately 99 percent of accidents are avoidable. With the right control over the workplace and the right preparation, these accidents can be prevented.

At Cal-Nevada Insurance Agency, we understand the importance of securing your workplace. By protecting your business and your employees with our comprehensive and custom tailored coverage, you can rest assured you are properly defended. For more information about our other business lines, contact us today at (866) 670-5948.