Typically, there are several reasons that a company may outsource a particular facet of their business. One reason could be lack of expertise. Another could be lack of manpower. Yet another legitimate advantage of outsourcing a task could be objectivity or even flexibility to hire on a contractual basis versus a full-time basis for a duty that doesn’t require full-time attention. All of these are common reasons that a small business owner may consider outsourcing his/her workplace safety program, and this article will expound upon each in detail.
- Lack of Expertise
Many small businesses don’t have a professional safety expert on staff. It’s important that the head of any workplace safety program is up-to-date on all of the latest rules and regulations and updated protocols for safety trainings, written safety programs and accident investigation procedures. Small business owners that don’t have this expertise in-house may consider outsourcing their workplace safety program.
- Lack of Manpower
Perhaps a business owner does have a safety expert on site. However, many of these safety administrators are also managers and hold other obligations that prevent them from staying current on all of the latest trends in safety practices. Many small business owners choose to outsource this task to distribute responsibility and allow employees to maximize on productivity.
Due to the prevalence of office politics, many small business owners outsource workplace safety to insure that the safety administrator is fair and objective. It’s important that all staff and faculty receive consistent workplace safety training and direction.
Most workplace safety training programs work under independent contractual agreements as opposed to full-time employment. This allows small business owners the freedom to negotiate contractual terms for a service that they will need, but don’t require on a full-time basis. This allows them to allocate more resources toward other facets of their business while still receiving sufficient workplace safety training.
Small business owners across the country are protecting themselves and their employees and they’re saving time and resources while doing it by outsourcing their workplace safety programs. At ReSolve our main goal is to make sure your company succeeds. Let us help you achieve that success, contact us today for a FREE CONSULTATION!