Safety Practices: What’s Sinking Your Ship? Written by Mark Kraemer on 5/16/2016 3:28 AM in workcomp insurance, employee management tips, business tips. It has 0 Comments. As the Titanic has shown us, you may never be able to avoid accidents completely. However, steering your employees into safer waters can make an extraordinary difference. Isolating risks associated with workman's comp injury management and preparing for the occurrence of the hopefully occasional - but unfortunately unavoidable - accident is essential to keeping your business’ boat afloat. Surpassing expectations In the last 40 years, though employment has nearly doubled, workplace fatalities and occupational injury and illness rates have decreased over 65%. Like the ship's crew on the Titanic, your employees expect a safe working environment – despite what may be lurking beneath the surface. This includes protection from everything from insect bites to slips and falls, broken bones, and worse. Providing a safe working environment Your employees – your ship’s crew – depend on you to provide a safe working environment. In fact, most avoidable injuries are a direct result of unaddressed or unseen issues with existing safety procedures. To reduce accident risk, continually strive for improved safety. Investigate If an injury has occurred, perform a thorough investigation. Then perform a job safety analysis to identify other potential injuries, quickly addressing issues and enacting emergency procedures. Train Always inform new employees of safety procedures. Provide refresher training to individuals involved in accidents or near-misses. Educate Encourage and compensate employees who wish to learn more about emergency medical services. Those applied within 3-4 minutes of emergency events significantly improve outcomes. Document To reinforce the need for - and improve - procedures based on relevant, practical information. Don’t abandon ship. Keep your crew safe with the help of the workman’s comp injury management experts at Minnesota Comp Advisor today.