Many injured employees have a negative workers’ compensation experience. They often feel that employers hold up their paperwork, try to cut corners on care, or prevent them from returning to work. In truth, most employers do care about injured employees, and they want to handle work compensation properly. However, because they lack time and expertise, they end up creating a negative experience for their workers. Because workers don’t feel like their employers care, they decide not to return to work. You end up having to hire and train new workers, and you lose valued members of your team.
The cost of replacing an employee who makes $50,000 per year or less, according to the Center for American Progress, is 20 percent of that worker’s annual salary. That’s why the ultimate goal should be to get injured employees back to work. Professional policy administration saves your business money, but it also means seamless paperwork processing, timely answers about insurance and treatment, and fast response to your injured workers’ concerns. You save money by doing the right thing: showing your workers that you care.
Regular safety audits keep you compliant with OSHA, state, and local guidelines for worker safety. In addition to shielding you from liability, they make your company a better place to work. Safety training classes ensure that your workers know how to keep themselves and each other safe in your plant. From vision and hearing protection training to full-length OSHA training courses, National PEO has your training needs covered.
Investing in prevention might seem like an unnecessary expense, but it helps your business save money over the long term. You’ll experience fewer workplace safety issues, and your employees will file fewer claims. Also, you’ll avoid OSHA penalties, benefit from higher worker productivity, and keep long-term payroll costs lower. National PEO doesn’t just protect you from current safety violations. We keep up with changes to federal, state, and local labor laws. We want to help you protect both your workers and your company’s financial future.