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Workplace safety

12/18/2017 (Permalink)

Workplace safety

In the past 50 years, there has been a steady increase in workplace safety awareness and a steady decrease in workplace fatalities and injuries. Since 1970, work-related fatalities have decreased more than 66 percent, and occupational injuries and illnesses have dropped 67 percent, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). During that same period, the US workforce has nearly doubled.

But despite this evident progress, the rate of improvement has slowed in recent years. The one essential ingredient that can sustain the downward trend in workplace fatalities and injuries is complete commitment to safety in the workplace.

Safety is a Team Effort

Educate everyone in the workplace about the safety requirements and consider posting a list of workplace safety tips. A workplace safety training will help them reduce or eliminate injuries and illnesses from occurring in the workplace.

Always keep the communication lines open with your co-workers, employers, or employees in order to promote and maintain a safe environment.

Immediately notify others of any (new or old) hazards that you perceive.

Be alert to hazards that could affect anyone— not just yourself; in this respect, maintain a team mentality at all times.

Report a hazardous condition immediately to your manager or supervisor.

Be conscious as to what others are doing around you, and do your best to ensure you don’t pose a hazard to them (and vice versa).

Every workplace and job is different and that will vary on job safety protocols but one of the most important things is to talk to your employees, make sure they feel safe in there work environment. Here at SERVPRO we do daily training exercises along with equipment training to ensure that employees follow safety guidelines.

Article source: https://safety.grainger.com/people/building-commitment?gclid=CjwKCAiA693RBRAwEiwALCc3u9ZwUJK10wjtPgheA7TAxwKkAzX2cDLbs_rtBxdmuvfMGokvoLJB-xoC_nUQAvD_BwE&cm_mmc=PPC:+Google+PPC-_-WZLG3006&s_kwcid=AL!2966!3!{creative}!{matchtype}!{placement}!{network}!!safety%20in%20the%20workplace%20tips&ef_id=WjfIpQAAAIj5knFi:20171218220819:s and http://www.atlantictraining.com/safety-tips/workplace-safety-tips.php

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