How does your co-op promote safety?

July 25, 2016 • Less than a minute

Your cooperative, by the nature of your various business operations, faces numerous safety hazards.

Grain dust, hazardous materials, heavy equipment and extended hours during planting and harvest seasons increase the risk for accidents. That’s why it’s imperative to establish a culture of safety among all cooperative employees.

The importance of safety observations

A cooperative cannot maintain an excellent safety record without safety observations. This process identifies risk exposure prior to an incident or injury. Documenting these safety observations via video, digital and printed formats is effective in building and maintaining a cooperative culture of safety.

Safety communications are key

Proven methods of establishing an excellent safety record include employee safety meetings, written safety rules, safety incentive awards, community presentations and safety articles in all cooperative communication vehicles.