It might seem obvious that maintaining a safe and healthy work environment is a crucial responsibility for any employer. But who makes sure that your health, safety and environment policies, or HSE solutions, are enforced? That question is posed in a new white paper from Stream Data Centers.
And beyond that, does your policy take into account your organization’s unique way of operating and the level of risk common to your industry? Often, a third-party HSE facilitator can provide services that include objective assessment of your health and safety practices, systematic review of HSE incidents, consultation in HSE policy and more.
Many, like Stream Data Centers, also offer “a la carte services” to meet specific HSE needs.
So, does your company need an HSE review? According to the white paper, “Chances are, an honest self-assessment of your HSE program will reveal obvious strengths and weaknesses.”
If this is the case for your business, and certain parts your HSE program aren’t getting enforced, it’s time to hone in on the challenges. Factors could range from different managerial perspectives to shortcuts being used to improve production rates.
The right protocols and services support full-spectrum HSE solutions to help companies maintain a proactively safe and protected workplace. — Stream Data Centers
An HSE consultant can help with this analysis process, providing insight into your current environment and offering help in aligning your practices with your goals.
According to Stream Data Centers, a comprehensive HSE program can:
- Save lives and prevent/reduce injury
- Demonstrate your company’s social responsibility
- Protect your brand
- Increase productivity day-to-day and support recovery after an incident
- Spotlight your commitment to employees, improving morale and conveying the sense that management care
- Promote a healthier workforce
- Support consistency in safe and healthy work habits
Although the elements of HSE services may vary between consulting firm company, when choosing the right HSE consultant for your enterprise, Stream Data Centers points out the following should be kept in mind: “The commitment to health and safety starts with the consulting company. It must have a deep understanding of how HSE connects to every other aspect of business. The consultant must have its own commitment to its employees and demonstrate a strong, safe, healthy culture.”
Download the full report, “360 Degrees of Health and Safety Assurance: Why Expert Protocols are Required to Support Your Health and Safety Mission,” courtesy of Stream Data Centers, to explore the different elements of HSE services and choosing the right HSE consultant for you.