According to the Nonprofit Risk Management Center, there are a number of potential barriers to executing workplace safety programs, including time and organizational structure. The center emphasizes that maintaining effective workplace safety programs requires an investment of time and resources, which can be difficult to secure. To generate and deliver high-quality workplace safety programs, the center states that organizations and their senior management teams must commit to investing important resources, such as their employees’ time, to ensure worker safety and thereby reduce the long-term expenses associated with workplace injuries.
The center also notes that an organization’s structure and worksite locations can impede a standardized workplace safety program. The center explains that enforcing workplace safety measures and meeting safety goals can be more difficult in a decentralized organization, as employees work remotely or across multiple locations.