TO STRENGTHEN OUR
Lynx knows a serious workplace injury or death changes lives forever – for families, friends, communities, and coworkers too. Human loss and suffering is immeasurable. Occupational injuries and illnesses can provoke major crises for the families of Lynx and customers we serve. In addition to major financial burdens, they can impose substantial time demands on uninjured family members. Today, when many families are operating with very little free time, family resources may be stretched to the breaking point.
Every person who leaves for work in the morning should expect to return home at night in good health. Can you imagine the knock on the door to tell you your loved one will never be returning home? Or the phone call to say he’s in the hospital and may never walk again? This is why Lynx works to ensure that husbands return to their wives, wives to their husbands, parents to their children, and friends to their friends — that is the most important reason why Lynx believes in creating a safe and healthy work environment.
But it isn’t the only reason.
"REDUCING INJURIES REDUCES COSTS OF
If a worker is injured on the job, it costs our Customers and us in lost work hours, increased insurance rates, workers’ compensation premiums and possible litigation. Productivity is lost when other workers have to stop work to deal with the injury. Even after the injured employee has been sent home or taken to the hospital, other Lynx employees may be distracted or need to take time off from work in the aftermath of the incident. Even a single injury can have far-reaching and debilitating effects on our company, customers, and employees.
"SAFE WORKERS ARE LOYAL
Lynx understands that employee attrition and absenteeism can be major obstacles. However, when Lynx creates a healthy and safe workplace, we reduce those issues in several ways. By budgeting for safety improvements and making safety part of our operational plan, we engender trust. By involving employees in safety decisions—through our reporting, committees, walk-throughs and meetings—We show that their opinion matters to us. By following through on their input and improving safety, Lynx proves quite tangibly that we care about their well-being. Workers typically respond by working harder, showing more pride in their jobs and remaining loyal.
DAYS OF NO LOST TIME
Time and again, Lynx has realized that by putting safety first, we produce higher quality products and services. In most cases, that’s because a safe workplace tends to be a more efficient one, free of potential disasters happening. In other cases, it’s a matter of focus. By working in a clean, efficient environment, workers are able to reduce distractions and truly focus on the quality of what they do. The results? Better
products and services that create customer loyalty, safer environment, and a more sustainable future for Lynx.
In these ways and others, workplace safety is about much more than legislation. It’s about creating the kind of productive, efficient, happy and inspiring workplace we all want to be part of. It’s about creating a highly valued company. And that’s why it’s important.