Identify And Eliminate Hazards
Hazards are anything that can cause an injury or illness to someone. They are usually a result of an unsafe work environment or the actions of an employee. It is the employer’s duty of due diligence to identify any hazards present in the workplace, as well as to take all reasonable precautions to avoid them. (2)
Some information about hazards is readily available, such as Safety Data Sheets provided by chemical manufacturers, self-inspection reports, and accident investigation records. Workers can also provide valuable input through surveys that ask about physical health, safety and environmental concerns they have experienced at work. (3)
Safety protocols exist to protect workers from accidents that may put their health and well-being at risk. It is essential to educate employees about these regulations and help them understand why they are important.
Taking employees on tours of work spaces, providing training and education, and encouraging employee participation in hazard reporting are all effective methods for raising safety awareness. It is also crucial to establish clear and concise safety policies.
Some jobs are more dangerous than others, and this is why health and safety training is so important. Employees should be taught the proper ways to use certain equipment, the correct dress code for their work environment and when it is appropriate to wear personal protective equipment.
One method for determining what kind of training an employee needs is to ask them whether their job frightens them or not, as well as other questions about their experience with safety protocols. It is also important to encourage an incident reporting culture so that employees know how to report unsafe conditions.