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Safety is a concept that includes all actions and practices taken to safeguard the life, health and bodily integrity of individuals. In the workplace, safety is measured through a series of metrics that track rates of near misses, injuries, illnesses and deaths.

To improve these metrics, employers and safety officials should also conduct investigations after any incident to ensure that all safety protocols and measures were followed or implement new ones if necessary. Ensuring worker safety is necessary and beneficial for any organization.

Workplace safety refers to limiting elements that can cause hazards, accidents, and other negative outcomes in the workplace. It is the culmination of policies, behaviors, and preventative measures that serve to limit hazards, accidents, and other types of hazards in the work environment.

Often times, workplace safety directly impacts the productivity and well-being of your workforce, and this directly impacts the quality of your business output. Therefore, employers should strive to create a safe environment that offers an acceptable level of risk for all employees.