Do you want to protect your most valuable assets?
As an employer of staff, do you value their worth within your business?
By improving the efficiency of machines and listening to your operators suggestions and discussing options, operators feel there worth to the company, and are more likely to remain loyal.
By acknowledging improvements and safety related suggestions, you demonstrate you are prepared to consider change and value there input into improving productivity.
By implementing safety improvements within your plant, you contribute to the reduction of the cost to yourself and society for work related injuries and accidents, not to mention having an experienced operator at work and not on sick leave or workers compensation.
It is a misunderstanding that all safety related improvements slow down production by reducing productivity. If implemented correctly, the machines will be safer for the operator, and maintain, if not improve productivity.