Workplace safety should be a top priority at every company. Good safety practices can save businesses thousands of dollars in injury claims and property damage. It’s also essential to morale and employee satisfaction. Proper training is the first step your organisation should take to decrease the risk of on-the-job accidents. What else can you do to maintain safety at work?
- Take breaks and get enough rest each night to avoid tiredness and fatigue at work.
- Always follow proper safety procedure when using machinery and tools.
- Ensure that all emergency exits are unobstructed and accessible at all times.
- Know your surroundings and be aware of those near you, especially when working around machinery and hazardous materials.
- Regularly inspect personal protective equipment (PPE) and discard old or damaged items.
- Always maintain correct posture, even when sitting at a desk. This will decrease your chances of suffering a back injury.
- Remain sober while on the job to ensure good judgement, motor skills, and alertness.
- Use proper lifting techniques and carry heavy loads with a conveyor, wheelbarrow, forklift, or other mechanical aid.
- Stress can increase the likeliness of an accident. Reduce stress by resolving conflicts, managing reasonable workloads, and avoiding long work hours.
- Discuss unsafe conditions with your manager or supervisor right away.
If you experience an unsafe working condition or job-related injury, get in touch with Carew Lawyers. Our team is available to help you claim compensation so that you can recover after a workplace accident.