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Creating a culture of safety at work

Whether a company is based in Minnesota or any other state, it is important that safety in the workplace is more than a priority. Instead, it should be a core value by which everyone in the company lives. For instance, on a hot day, it may be a good idea for employers to schedule work for the early morning in order to avoid working during the hottest part of the day. In addition, workers should be given plenty of water and trained to notice the signs of heat-related stress.

Employers should make sure that employees are allowed to take ownership of their own safety. This makes it more likely that they will point out safety hazards or actively make changes if they think a task is not safe. As part of an overall culture of safety, employees should be expected to take ownership of their safety and be given the tools to do so.

This means that they should be told of potential hazards that may impact them now or in the future. It also means that employees should be allowed to help shape the safety plan under which. All types of employees can get hurt including office workers who may suffer sprains and strains while using computers or doing other repetitive tasks.

Those who experience an on-the-job injury may be entitled to various forms of compensation. For instance, they may be able to collect a portion of their salary while they are out of work. If an injured worker cannot return to work, he or she may be allowed to collect a portion of his or her salary indefinitely. Related medical costs may also be covered as part of a workers' compensation claim. An attorney may be able to review a case if an employee believes his or her employer may challenge a claim.

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