Burn claims are among the most commonly filed workers compensation claims. Employees burned on the job are able to file a claim for almost any medical costs they have. They can also file a claim for any other financial losses they have. This includes lost time at work.
As a business owner, your goal is to reduce these burn risks. You can do that with the right type of procedures in place. Preventing burns is a critical step in ensuring your staff stays safe.
Here's more on how to do this.
Know The Common Risks Of Burns
Recognize where the risks are within your location. Be sure to routinely inspect these areas. Look for employees making mistakes. Keep your employees following procedures, too.
Tips For Minimizing Risks
Consider these three tips to help you minimize risks within your location. If you have questions, always follow up with your Fulton Agency agent.
#1: Keep Surfaces Clean And Free Of Clutter
This ensures employees do not attempt to clear items away unsafely. Follow procedures to keep these surfaces clean and accessible.
#2: Use Equipment Properly
Manufacturers provide information about how to use equipment in a safe manner. Be sure your team follows that. It will help ensure they avoid common risks.
#3: Provide Safety Equipment
Any hot surface needs proper handling. Have the equipment available to ensure employees can handle hot items properly. Be sure your team also has the proper tools available to protect them while cleaning hot surfaces.
Workers compensation claims can be costly. Learn more about burn prevention within your work environment. Taking the extra effort now can save you money and trouble later.