Outfitting your employees with the right safety supplies helps protect not only them, but also your company.
The first and foremost role of safety supplies in the workplace is to protect your employees. But beyond safeguarding your workforce with industrial uniforms and other forms of personal protection equipment (PPE), your ability to demonstrate a proactive approach to HSE (Health, Safety and Environmental) practices has a number of other positive spinoff effects for your company.
Above all else, ensuring your workers’ well being has to be the top priority, no matter which setting they’re operating in. Fortunately, there are many different types of safety supplies and industrial workwear to protect them from hazards in the workplace, including:
- Hard hats
- Ear protection
- Eye protection
- High-visibility clothing
Every situation is different, and the level of protection can vary greatly, but it’s always a wise investment. Here’s why.
Develop a Strong Reputation
It’s a small world in many industries, and word travels fast among collaborators and competitors. If your company develops a reputation for failing to adhere to best safety practices, you might find yourself losing out on business opportunities, or worse.
For instance, if you run a construction company and an employee falls from a roof because he wasn’t wearing the proper harness equipment—either because it wasn’t available or it was an act of carelessness—that can have serious ramifications.
Accidents that could have been prevented, regardless of whether it was through the owner’s negligence or the employee’s, send the wrong message to everyone you work with.
If you were bidding on a potential job to work with a general contractor, and he learns your outfit has a few blemishes on your safety record, he might think twice before awarding the contract.
Attracting and Retaining Employees
Similar to landing contracts, you’re more likely to attract quality employees that are willing to stay long-term with your company if you take care of them. When it comes to safety supplies, that means providing uniforms and PPE that:
- Fit properly
- Are in good condition
- Are suitable for the task at hand
- Are replaced, repaired and cleaned when necessary
To learn more about the benefits of implementing a uniform cleaning program, check out our post: Keep Your Workforce Well-kept with Coverall Cleaning.
Developing a sound HSE policy that includes demonstrating how to properly use and wear safety supplies is also a great way to promote a culture of safety within a company.
From a financial standpoint, outfitting your workforce with the right safety supplies is a no-brainer. There’s obviously an upfront cost involved, but the peace of mind it provides is enormous. Plus, you’re legally required to do it.
A workplace accident can have adverse effects on your business in a number of ways:
- Lost man-hours to injury
- Delayed or rescheduled timelines
- Lower standard of work
- Demoralized workforce
- Hefty insurance claims
Workplace safety is an important issue for every company. JET Uniform & Supply carries a range of safety supplies to service a wide array of industry applications. Call us to discuss your particular needs.