Whether your company is manufacturing anime merch, selling foods and so forth, you’ve probably wondered what makes it tick.
Why Safety and Quality is Important in Companies?
You might have taken note of the employees who seem enthusiastic and energetic, but you might also have noticed employees who seem lethargic and uninterested. Any company worth its salt must be concerned with two things above all others:
- Ensuring the safety of its employees and;
- Maintaining high-quality products and services.
A company must be safety conscious in order to ensure that its employees stay safe and productive. Furthermore, a company must take quality control very seriously in order to ensure that its products and services meet the standards and expectations of its customers. So why is safety and quality control important in companies?
Employees are the Company’s most Valuable Assets
Employees are your company’s most valuable asset. They are the ones who make up your company’s core competencies. These competencies will determine the market niche the company can occupy, and therefore the success of the company.
Employers generally have a difficult time finding employees who possess the skills and experience to meet the needs of their organizations. This is especially true in industries where automation has replaced certain tasks and where there is a high turnover of employees.
Employees must be Encouraged to Report Incidents
In addition to the duty to report unsafe work and excessive risks, employees must be encouraged to report incidents that pose a serious risk of injury or illness. This duty is known as the ‘integrity’ duty.
The integrity duty requires employees to report incidents, accidents, and other matters that are in violation of the law or of the employer’s policies, procedures, or guidelines. Employees are encouraged to report incidents that pose a serious risk of injury or illness because these will help the employer to comply with the law.
The law requires employers to protect employees from hazards that pose a serious risk of injury or illness. The law also provides employees with the right to refuse work that puts them at risk of injury or illness.