Safety and Risk Assessment at a Local Winery
Between medical bills, lost productivity, and workers’ compensation paperwork, the costs are high when an injury occurs in the workplace—not to mention the harm done to employees’ health. When proper safety measures are in place, there’s a greater likelihood of reduced workplace accidents, improved business operations, and employee well-being.
Workplace accidents don’t only occur in high-risk industries like construction or agriculture. On paper, everything appeared perfect for a local winery: they ensured their facility’s compliance with the workplace safety regulations set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). However, one of their employees got seriously injured on the job. This accident inspired the winery to contact G2 for a risk assessment.
A G2 risk assessment has three steps:
- Identify the hazards.
Often, it’s easy to overlook hazards in the workplace. According to OSHA, a hazard is associated with a condition or activity that, if left uncontrolled, can result in an injury or illness. G2’s risk management consultants have a keen eye for detail, attentive to any potential hazards that could harm the health and safety of employees.
- Evaluate the risks.
G2’s risk management consultants take a thorough and unbiased look at the risks and strategize how to minimize and eliminate those risks.
- Manage the hazards.
Creating a risk management plan is the final step of a G2 risk assessment. In the developed plan, G2 includes strategic methods to prevent injuries, reduce operational costs, and improve production, performance and employee well-being.
While these are the standard steps followed for every G2 risk assessment, not every situation yields the same results. Take a look at what unique recommendations G2 provided to the winery based on the findings from their risk assessment.
Posted July 29, 2019 by in Risk Management