Client Access | Loss Control

It’s often said that the best claim is no claim at all. Controlling claim frequency is the first step to a successful workers’ compensation program. Qual-Lynx’ professional loss control team works closely with our employers to effectively reduce workers’ compensation losses and the associated costs.

We support a safe work environment and provide the following ideas to help your organization begin to reap the benefits of workplace safety.

Demonstrate Management’s Commitment:

Your workers reflect management’s attitude concerning safety. You demonstrate the importance of your safety program through your actions. If your actions show that you consider safety and loss prevention to be an important part of your operation, your workers will also see the importance of safety in the work place.

  • Put your safety program in writing, outlining the goals of the program, safety rules, committee members and meeting schedules, as well as how and when to report hazardous conditions.
  • Deliver a copy of your program to all employees and post it where all employees can see it.
  • Make the program part of employee orientation.
  • Personally take part in accident analysis to show your involvement and concern.
  • Obey safety rules and require your supervisors to obey them.
  • Make adherence to your program a part of each employee’s work duties.
  • Budget enough time, personnel, money and authority to implement hazard controls.
  • Reward the employees who follow the program.
  • Review the program’s effectiveness annually and make any appropriate changes as needed.

Worksite Analysis:

Learn what hazards are present on your premises and job sites.

  • Assign your committee to perform periodic hazard inspections.
  • Review Loss Control recommendations with your committee to ensure they are being followed.
  • Encourage workers to report hazards immediately.
  • Complete a thorough analysis of accidents/illnesses to identify the root cause.
  • Look at the past accident/illness records to identify trends which may need special prevention efforts.

Hazard Prevention & Control:

Implement actions to minimize or eliminate hazards.

  • Establish safe work practices and make sure all employees understand and follow them.
  • Perform regular equipment maintenance to prevent breakdowns and unsafe conditions.
  • Plan for emergencies and practice fire/emergency drills.
  • Provide necessary first aid materials and informational training.
  • Make sure all employees are aware of the designated medical provider panel.

Training Workers, Supervisors & Managers:

You should train all employees at the initiation of your program.

  • Train your employees and have them show their understanding of the training by demonstrating the safe way to perform an assignment.
  • Pay special attention to training new hires.
  • All safety training should be combined with job training so your employees correlate safety and job duties as one responsibility.

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