How Can The Employers Ensure Workplace Safety?

How Can The Employers Ensure Workplace Safety

People or workers go to work daily, but do not assume to be injured. Instead, they think their employer to provide the safe & healthy work environment and to ensure protection from the job hazards and risks.

It indeed is not unrealistic. You have the right to a safe, secure and healthful work environment. But the employers are not the only ones liable for your safety at work.

You are, too. We all share the responsibility or charge for encouraging the safety culture to improve behaviour and the performance in the workplace.

We all share accountability to promote or help our peers to value the safe work methods and safety programs in a positive, pro-active way. Here’s how you can do it and Get involved.

If you imagine a job or a task is unsafe, then stop the work. If you see something that is unsafe, report it. Commit today to take the proactive role of the health and safety.

Don’t wait until something occurs and an injury takes over to your life. You can serve or work as a good role model to your co-workers for the safe work practices and the behaviours by:

  • Following established or organised health and safety policies and the procedures or plans.
  • Maintaining or managing your work area in the clean & orderly manner.
  • Maintaining, Wearing and accurately storing or putting your Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
  • Attending all the safety training that your employer gives to you.
  • Volunteering to serve on your Safety Committee.
  • Using the safe work practices to eliminate the slips, trips and falls.
  • Lifting safely and helping others workers to do the same activity.
  • Labelling all the chemical containers and becoming familiar with the material safety data sheets (MSDS).
  • Understanding evacuation procedures or plans and the location of the emergency equipment.

Speak up. Talk to your administrator or supervisor if you have any concerns. No one understands your job and the tools better than you do. Never operate equipment or the machinery unless you’ve been adequately instructed and trained.

Give the suggestions to make a process, plan or equipment safer. Instantly notify your co-workers and supervisor or administrator of any damaged equipment or material, hazardous conditions or the unsafe behaviour.

Promptly report all the injuries, illnesses and the near misses to your supervisor. By getting engaged and the speaking up, you’ll get the confidence, leadership skills and the sense of ownership that will help you to identify the job hazards at work and to take the appropriate precautions or control measures to protect yourself and the others. That’s being responsible for the work.

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