Safety in a work environment is important because it helps to protect employees and can keep the costs that an employer has to a minimum. It is important to keep employees safe and to send them home in the same condition in which they came to work.
When employees go to a job, they are usually not expecting to be injured. Safety practices will help keep employees from getting injured and will help keep them motivated to do a job. Employers who exhibit good safety practices will generally have higher productivity rates because employees will be more inclined to work when they know that they are not going to get hurt on the job.
The cost of safety incidences can greatly impact a company. While taking proper safety measures may cost somewhat more in the beginning, these costs will be much lower than the costs that are incurred when there is an accident. An accident in the workplace can raise insurance premiums, can cause the company to lose property through damage and can cause the company to lose money in terms of having to replace the injured worker. An accident is always more costly than the safety procedures that can prevent it.