Here are some things to take into consideration when implementing your safety program.
Have an insurance plan. You will need an insurance plan. Beyond the liability protection you will receive, don't expect much more from insurers. Their goals are different from yours; hence, they may not have the in-depth expertise to provide many of the services you may need concerning training, noise surveys, engineering services, and industrial hygiene. Don't dwell on your program's structure and reporting relationships. It really does not matter to whom one reports within your business.
Promote a safe workplace. The best claim is the one that never happened. The primary policy of each employer should be to avoid accidents in the first place. How can you accomplish this seemingly impossible task? Avoiding accidents can be simple, such as ensuring that employees use safety equipment, or difficult, such as restructuring job tasks and duties in a more ergonomically efficient way.
Match an employee's physical capabilities to the physical demands of the job. Avoid placing employees in situations they are physically incapable of handling. Job titles and descriptions should be reduced to writing and incorporated into your policy handbook or operating procedures.