Work Place Safety - Steps to Avoid Work Place Injuries
Work place accidents occur. It’s a fact. From very minor incidents such as small cuts and bruises to very serious accidents that may result in death. However many accidents that take place can be avoided. After all it’s everybody’s job to keep the work place safe.
Work place injuries come along with a cost. From an injured workers view point there’s the physical injury and recovery to deal with along with the lost wages and re-entry into the work place. From the employers view point the associated cost develops into dollars and cents when his experience modification factor takes a hit due to a work comp claim not to mention the lost productivity of having an injured worker off from work.
Of course the type of work you perform will have a great impact on the type and severity of the injuries to which you or your employees may be exposed. Heavy manufacturing operations and construction will have a much higher incident of severe injuries compared to those working in an office environment.
Here’s a few things to keep in mind about work place safety;
Keep in mind it’s everybody’s job to keep the work place accident free, employers and employees alike. If you see an unsafe condition, get it fixed! Do not leave an unsafe condition uncorrected because it may be the next person who suffers a serious injury.
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