Workplace Safety Tips not to be missed
“For safety is not a gadget but a state of mind.” – Eleanor Everet
To remain safe is the personal responsibility of everyone, though employers are responsible for the health and safety management of their organization, employees also play a significant role in keeping the work environment thriving and secure.
According to the National Safety Council, every 7 seconds a worker is injured on the job. That means 510 people are injured an hour, 12,600 a day, 88,500 a week, and a shocking 4,600,000 workers are injured every year. The International Labour Organization (ILO) warns that there may be under-reporting of fatal occupational injuries.
Tips to Help Create an Effective Safety Culture
Developing and retaining a thriving safety culture is an evolving process that requires dedication from the entire workforce of an organization. The overall effort will deliver outcomes that include an optimistic outlook regarding safety and a reduced number of incidents and accidents.
The following are few guidelines to help your organization start building a stable safety culture:
Here are 10 Safety Tips for Continuous Improvement of Your Safety Culture:
All of the above Safety Do’s should be shared with all employees, workers, and visitors in the form of safety instruction pocket cards so that it can prompt people about the safety rules of the company. It can also help to implement the HSE policy of the company stringently. Most of the organizations prepare such safety instruction cards and hand over to people during their HSE induction.Emergency contact numbers and what to do in an emergency are also printed on the back of the safety instruction cards, which really helps them evacuate safely to the assembly point.
HSE induction for new employees and visitors and regular training on safety topics for the workforce can reduce work errors and help to avert redundant incidents. The company must implement robust health and safety policy and the commitment of management must be visible in the workplace.
Always know how your safety policies and programs are doing and what has to be done to make further improvements.
Training on Ergonomics can be a ‘win-win’ opportunity to improve productivity and quality while increasing employee safety and morale. Ergonomics takes into consideration of Behaviour (such as non-work activities, breaks, stretch, position, postures, etc.), Environment (such as process/ task, furniture, tools, equipment, engineering, etc.) and Person (such as knowledge, weight, physical abilities, medical conditions, fitness etc.). Correctly selected and practiced ergonomic behaviors result in avoiding unnecessary fatigue, maintaining correct posture and safe work culture for people.
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