- Provide regular training
Every industry undergoes technological advancements and could change the necessities in the equipment or processes used. Moreover, social, political, or legal changes could also create new risks for the entity.
Hence, both the owner(s) and employees need to be updated on these changes through regular training. With this, unfortunate incidents that result in job injuries or litigation against the business could be avoided.
- Maintain a safe workplace
Employers are obligated by common law to take due care of their employees. They should have a workplace that is free from hazards. When employers ignore workplace safety, on-the-job injuries will likely occur. Thus, employers with a past of frequent workplace accidents will pay more compensation insurance for workers.
- Comply with employment laws
Businesses must comply with laws. Any attempt to ignore these laws can be a costly mistake. For instance, the entity may be subject to fines or lawsuits if it wrongly classifies employees to minimize compensation premiums.
- Keep adequate records
Workers compensation insurers usually offer discounts to employers that maintain an effective risk management program. The entity must prove they have performed the required activities such as training and equipment maintenance to obtain discounts. Hence, if records are inadequate, the entity may have difficulty proving in court that its employees attended training programs.
- Purchase adequate coverage
Skimping on insurance is not good. If a loss occurs, the entity has to pay out-of-pocket costs that may be much more than the premium paid. Moreover, the entity may be subject to pay a coinsurance penalty.
With these, an entity should work with integrity and accountability to ensure they would not increase their insurance costs. In this way, the entity is not just saving itself but also its clients.
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