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Budget Time? Assess Your Injury Prevention Program

Are you ready for the 2021 budget discussions and what you need for workplace injury prevention?  To help you get started, here are questions to help you analyze the various aspects of your program and create a strong business case for 2021 needs.

Program Goals and Assessment

  1. Are you hitting your goals for this year? Which programs are working and which are not?
  2. Have you set up injury goals for 2021? DART rate?  OSHA recordables?
  3. Did you meet a financial ROI for your program(s)?
  4. Do you have logical key performance indicators (KPIs) for your existing programs?
  5. Would a new program focused on strains and sprains help you meet goals?
  6. What steps have you taken to prepare for a safety audit?

Employee Experience

  1. Do employees feel safe at work?
  2. Have you surveyed their aches and pains?
  3. Have you set up a culture where employees feel comfortable talking about discomfort?
  4. Does your injury prevention program consider what employees care about?
  5. Have you planned for boomers close to retiring? Different needs?  How they can prepare to take care of their bodies?
  6. How are you planning for additional production demand or stress employees may face?

Economic Forecasting

  1. How does employee health and safety fit into the overall company strategy?
  2. How does the economy affect your day-to-day EHS goals?
  3. Do you have a plan for the 2021 forecasted hire rate? Turnover rate?
  4. How will a growing employee population impact EHS?
  5. How will an uptick in production demands, a healthy economy and low employment rate impact your injury risk?

Company Culture

  1. How is your safety culture outside of the EHS department? What’s working and what’s not?
  2. How can you connect your colleagues (HR, Risk Manager, Plant Manager) into your safety goals? Have you asked them for feedback and suggestions?
  3. What goals will you communicate to senior management? What do you need to get there?

With over 30 years of experience, WorkWell has helped companies of all shapes and sizes tailor their injury prevention programs to meet specific needs.  Contact us today for a fresh assessment of your program.