A Mission Statement is a simple document telling employees of the employer’s commitment to creating and maintaining a safe work environment and of returning injured employees to work as soon as they are medically able. And, you, the employer, have established measures to accomplish this goal.
These measures can include:
- Safety measures
- Post injury response procedures
- Communications and modified duty job programs
- Contact Information for human resources, medical department and treating physician. Include the contact person’s name, phone number, address and, if necessary, directions to their location.
Tips to Remember
- Don’t be afraid of empty spaces. You don’t have to cover every inch with text.
- Keep it simple. A mission statement is a high level statement of intent, not a detailed “how to” procedure.
- Aim for a reading level of 6th grade. You are writing for reasonably intelligent people who do not have a background in workers’ comp insurance. You can use the tools section of your Microsoft Word to set the language.
A Mission Statement provides both employers and employees with a sense of direction and importance about the company’s workers’ compensation program and policies.
Author Robert Elliott, executive vice president, Amaxx Risks Solutions, Inc. has worked successfully for 20 years with many industries to reduce Workers’ Compensation costs, including airlines, health care, manufacturing, printing/publishing, pharmaceuticals, retail, hospitality and manufacturing. He can be contacted at: Robert_Elliott@ReduceYourWorkersComp.com or 860-553-6604.
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