STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Novitex, the leading North American professional services company in the document outsourcing industry, joins businesses across the United States to increase awareness of safe business practices during National Safety Month.
Novitex has a track record of supporting a safe work environment, resulting in the business’s top accounts earning 8.26 million man-hours in 2015 without a recordable OSHA injury. To ingrain safety into corporate culture, Novitex uses a multifaceted safety program, which includes regular risk assessments, on-site training, virtual education courses, new hire safety orientation, internal campaigns and employee accountability.
“Safety is critical to the well-being of employees and employers alike,” said Theresa K. Mohan, General Counsel and Chief Human Resources Officer of Novitex. “A single accident can change lives forever and can have a severe impact on your employees and business.”
Mohan recommends companies incorporate five tactics that mitigate the risk of workplace accidents:
Communicate continuously and consistently. Spotlight safety throughout the year, not just June, utilizing various channels, such as internal newsletters, intranet blog posts, team meetings and regular training.
View safety as an action word. It's not enough to talk about safety. You must make it a part of employees’ daily routines and activities, creating a culture of safety, responsibility and ownership.
Utilize employees at all levels. Field employees often have visibility into hazards that could easily be overlooked. Have a system in place that empowers and rewards employees—especially those who have the most exposure to risk—to provide feedback without retaliation.
Leverage analytics to plan, monitor and improve. A 2014 Carnegie Mellon University study found that workplace injuries can be predicted with accuracy rates up to 97 percent. Employ predictive models to foresee and prevent injuries. Additionally, track data to identify trends and areas that can benefit from enhancements.
Take your real costs into account. On average, soft costs of an incident are three times greater than direct costs. To calculate the total financial impact, multiple an accident’s direct costs and related claims by four. Then, divide the resulting number by your profit percentage. This results in the revenue required to offset the costs of an accident. This figure can open the eyes of the leadership responsible for revenue generation and expense management.
For more information about Novitex’s safety practices, visit http://bit.ly/NovitexSafety.
About Novitex: Novitex is a technology-based, managed services provider that offers a range of mail, print, communications and back office solutions. With a suite of offerings, Novitex manages and connects a document’s full life cycle, breaking down operational silos to create more efficient, cost-effective workflows. For nearly 30 years, Fortune 500, AmLaw 200 and federal clients have depended on Novitex to manage their business processes. Today, we support more than 400 clients across North America with our tech-driven, end-to-end solutions and more than 8,000 employees. Novitex was formed in 2013 following an acquisition by funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management (APO). For more information, visit Novitex.com.