20 minuteslast update: 09/01/2022
Managing directors usually focus on health and safety because of the two vital issues: liability and responsibility. Associated costs are on the other side of the coin. Thus: In many companies it is part of everyday life for occupational safety specialists to showcase the economic viability of occupational safety and health. To what extent do planned or implemented measures contribute to the overall success of the company? Compliance with laws, unnecessary costs due to accidents or illness, a shortage in staff, property damage or production downtime, are strong arguments that can help you build a good argumentation. But also, small things such as motivation and employee satisfaction as well as the company's reputation, can support you in convincing internal stakeholders. Of course, ethical arguments also matter. Ultimately, every employee should return to their family and friends safe and sound at the end of a work day. Management is usually interested in: how can the positive relationship between occupational safety and health and the company's success be backed up by sound facts and data?