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Why Create an Employee Safety Committee?

Establishing a workplace-safety committee is one way businesses can involve employees with implementing and improving the company’s safety program.  The committee provides a forum for employees and management to work cooperatively to solve health and safety issues. An effective committee can help prevent injury and illnesses on the job; increase awareness of health and safety issues among workers, supervisors, and managers; and develop a culture of safety to make the work environment safe and healthy.  Developing a culture of safety in the workplace not only holistically supports the employees, but it’s also proven to directly—positively—impact the company’s bottom line.