Famous saying is “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” So Safety First is always important at every where it starts with home to offices, Schools to colleges and many more. Safety in the workplace needs proper safety planning that needs to be taken care of by management and observed by all employees. Safety precautions measured must be strictly followed because if they are not, some employees can put all other employees' lives at risk.
Accidents at the workplace can lead to days absent from work, reduced in productivity and impact on profits. If an employee is unfortunately seriously injured, then it may lead to worker’s compensation which ends up costing extra expense and financial burden. Apart from that the morale and mental health of employees will suffer too, because they will always be concerned about their life safety and their ability to work in an environment where you can get injured. Safety and Health Management Plans need a proper assessment especially after Covid-19 pandemic. A Experience Safety Consultant hired to make visual and physical assessment of the workplace to access the employee environment, So that
experts can easily identify which area needs more attention after in-depth risk assessment.
It's very important that Employees should feel safe at workplaces and be protected from dangerous machines and hazardous materials. Employees should be completely trained on operational measures of the machines with proper safety equipment's. The machines should be tested and serviced from time to time.
There is no shortcut to safety measures. It's important at workplaces or factories that safety equipment should be kept at its designated place such as a first Aid kit or Eye washing station. It should be mandatory for all employees to follow various safety measures with proper training, if someone not following safety rules must be immediately punished because such employees can put other fellow colleagues' lives in danger.
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A safety plan should be reviewed time to time because you need to improvise your safety plan with changing time and technologies and changes should be updated or shared with employees on time. There is a famous saying on Industrial safety “Do not think because an accident hasn’t happened to you that it can’t happen.”
Author :- Team Safety First India