Why is workplace safety is so important?
No matter how big or small a job is, you have to be safe when doing it. If you’re in charge of a job and if someone gets hurt, it could be on you if you’re not making sure everything is done right.
What people are wearing
A big part of safety is what people are wearing. If they are wearing loose fitting clothing and are working around a conveyor belt, then you can see how that would be dangerous. People need to have the right shirts, pants, and shoes for the job. If anything like flying debris will be a problem, then a helmet and goggles must be worn on the site even when nothing is going on. You don’t want someone to suffer an injury that would have been easy to prevent by just being a little cautious about what was going on.
Cell phones at break time
Tell people to keep their cell phones off and to save them for break time. The last thing you need is for someone’s phone to go off and distract them when they are doing something dangerous. Not to mention, some people use really loud and/or annoying sounds to help get their attention, so it may startle other workers too. If you catch someone texting or messing around online on the job with their phone, you need to give them a warning. If nothing changes, then it’s time to replace them with someone that cares more about safety.
Provide the appropriate training
When someone gets hurt, you may end up getting sued if you are the person that owns the company or was in charge of the job. It’s your fault if people are not being careful and if they were not trained right. You may want to have some kind of test that you develop that people go through that helps you to assess if they know how to be safe in the first place. Also be wary of who you hire because some people are professionals at getting hurt on purpose just to sue companies which is why background checks are always a good idea.