If you’re a small business owner, you know that workplace safety is important to the well-being of your team members and the financial success of your company. As part of a comprehensive workplace safety program, you must provide your employees with a healthy environment and support them with regular safety training.

Of course, owners are often knee-deep in the day-to-day challenges of running a small business, so taking the time to design and implement a safety training program may seem like an unlikely luxury. So, we’ll make this short and sweet and helpful. Here are some resources to make it easier for you to give your employees the safety training they need.

Why is safety training important for small businesses?

According to research on safety activities in small businesses:

  • Workplace injuries and fatalities occur more often in smaller businesses than larger ones
  • Workplace injuries occur less often when workplace safety activities are in place
  • Small businesses are less likely to engage in workplace safety activities than larger ones
  • New businesses are less likely to have workplace safety activities in place than older ones

Thanks for reading! Please note that this content is intended for educational purposes only. As best practices change regularly, you should refer to your trusted advisor for specific counsel. If you’re a small business owner, learn more about workplace safety or check your workers’ comp rate in 3 minutes.