Main Employers for Safety and Health Excellence is a collaborative member organization of business, industry and educational interests working together to improve the health and safety culture of Maine's workforce.
Safety Compliance is indeed an important part of your safety program, but equally important is your company's attitude toward safety, and moreover your employees attitude in embracing your safety program.
Your Current Safety Culture: Oh yes, you already have a safety culture. Beliefs already exist. Behaviors are currently observable.
- "It's the way we do things around here"
- "It's the way we have always done it"
- "We don't have time to do it by regulations"
This reflects a company's attitude, and establishes why you do what you do; it also defines what it takes to get ahead in your company. All of this becomes quickly apparent to individuals joining the rank and file. Unless you are starting a new company, your safety culture already exists, good, bad or indifferent. Now, how to improve it?
You've had a SafetyWorks! Consultation visit. MESHE can now help you define your current safety culture and help map a path to safety & health excellence.
- Establishing a Positive Safety Culture
- Management Commitment
- Leadership Engagement
- Employee Involvement
- Hazard Prevention and Control
- Planning and Evaluating
- Safety & Health Training
YOU MAY HAVE SOME CONCERNS:
"SAFETY IS EXPENSIVE"
To the contrary, studies prove that establishing a safety culture in your business is pro-active,
and gaining compliance saves money.
- Decrease in lost workdays and production costs
- Lower insurance rates
- Higher employee morale, engagement and retention
- Recruiting & retraining
- Fines for non-compliance
"WE DON'T WANT TO GET INVOLVED WITH REGULATORY & OVERSIGHT AGENCIES"
You already are.
- Maine Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Standards
- Insurance Companies
- OSHA / U.S. Department of Labor
- Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
- United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)