Accidents can happen in any work environment but there are safety measures you can take to make incidents less likely.
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA,) 5,190 workers were killed on the job in 2016. That’s an average of more than 99 a week or more than 14 deaths every day, and one in five of those deaths were in construction (e.g. fatal falls or electrocution.) While construction is inherently risky, statistics prove that other industries can also be dangerous. Safety measures should be implemented and followed in every workplace.
Here are 10 Tips for Maintaining Workplace Safety:
- Your safety and that of your co-workers is a personal and group responsibility – never take unnecessary risk while on the job
- Always follow the correct procedure – never take shortcuts
- Clean and organize your workplace, and maintain clear & easy routes to emergency exits and equipment
- Come to work well-rested, so that you can be alert and awake while on the job
- Take regular breaks, so that you are able to stay more alert while working
- If you notice a potential hazard, bring it immediately to the attention of management
- Never stand on chairs, stools, etc. to reach something overhead
- Always wear the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- Navigate stairs slowly and carefully – always using handrails to maintain balance
- Use correct and safe lifting techniques
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