Compared to other industries, is your industry a relatively dangerous industry to work in, a relatively safe industry to work in, or about average?
Which presents the greatest potential on-the-job danger to your employees?
How many of your employees drive a vehicle as part of their job?
Do you screen applicants for jobs with driving responsibilities for prior moving traffic violations, drunk driving convictions, etc.?
Do you conduct driver safety training sessions for your drivers or send them to a place that does?
Do your customers have free entry into your business or must they pass a guard, receptionist desk, or locked door before they enter?
Do you want or not want people to pass a security screen before entering your business? Do you feel that way strongly?
Do you use security cameras to increase employee safety?
Do you check the background of potential employees to determine if they have a history of violent behavior?
Do you personally conduct or do you have someone else conduct periodic safety inspections of your workplace(s)?
Who conducts those inspections?
Within the last 12 months, have you personally attended a seminar, conference session, or training on workplace safety or reducing accidents?
Would you be highly likely, somewhat likely, not too likely, or not at all likely to attend a half-day seminar on workplace safety if your firm got a break on its workers’ compensation premiums?
Within the last 12 months, have you sent an employee to attend a seminar, conference session, or training on workplace safety, reducing accidents, etc.?
Would you be highly likely, somewhat likely, not too likely, or not at all likely to send an employee to a half-day seminar on workplace safety if your firm got a break on its workers’ compensation premiums?
Are you or is a designated employee primarily responsible for safety in your business?
Do you have an employee safety committee in your business?
Do you have written safety rules or policies?
Is safety training or safety awareness part of a new employee’s job orientation?
In the last five years, have you requested from an outside source an on-site safety consultation for your business?
Did you request the on-site safety consultation from:?
Why did you request the on-site safety consultation?
If you were to request an on-site visit or otherwise obtain personalized workplace safety information for your business, from whom would you probably obtain the most useful information?
Within the last five years, have you asked for help from a Small Business Development Center for any reason or attended a function sponsored by one?
Were you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, not too satisfied, or not at all satisfied with the value of what you received from the SBDC?
Have you ever heard of Small Business Development Centers?
Do you participate in a Voluntary Protection Partnership, also called a VPP?
Have you every heard of a Voluntary Protection Partnership?
Within the last five years, has your business been inspected by OSHA or its state equivalent?
Volume 2, Issue 1, 2002
ISSN - 1534-8326
William J. Dennis, Jr.
NFIB Research Foundation
NFIB's mission is to promote and protect the right of our members to own, operate and grow their businesses.
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