Accidents are avoidable; injuries are unnecessary.
If your company is looking for a way to limit the accidents that happen on the job then you are likely familiar with the latest safety guidelines and recommendations that are enforced by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, an agency of the U.S. Department of Labor. How carefully those guidelines are embraced, in fact, is a strong indicator of how safe a work place will be. The best companies understand the value of following every rule and paying attention to every detail to assure that workers and customers alike are as safe as possible.
Every worker, for instance, should know where clean up materials are located and should understand the steps that are required for spills. Even standing water on the floor can be a problem. Likewise, there are many spaces in factories and warehouses where no materials can be stored in an effort to keep the floor space easy to access. Employees who work in an environment where safety is a priority come to work with the right mindset that will lead to always thinking ahead and preventing problems. In contrast, employers who do not focus on safety can have work environments where employees are not careful.
From tire shops to factories, there are many rules that need to be followed if workers and customers are going to STAY SAFE:
- Simple tasks like making sure the trash makes it into the proper receptacle can help create a safer work space for everyone. From avoiding germs on old food wrappers to avoiding potential slipping hazards by picking up a fallen pen on the floor, every worker can contribute to the safety of a space.
- The way safety training is handled on a job site can promote an environment that encourages opportunities to review safety standards and procedures.
- Any area that is not well lit can cause a problem on a job site. In fact, there are a number of safety lighting regulations that are in place to help with both security and visibility issues.
- Securing heavy items to walls and making sure that furniture is positioned correctly can keep many spaces save for young customers and children of clients.
- Asking questions if you are not sure of guidelines for a specific safety procedure allows you to be knowledgeable about the information that you may need in the event of an accident.
- Finding a designated and well marked space where emergency procedures are posted is an important part of making sure that every work space is as safe as possible.
- Every day is an opportunity to have another accident and injury free day at work. As more and more companies embrace the quest for safe and healthy work environments it is common to see large numbers representing a count of the number of consecutive days without a safety incident.
ou can help make sure that your own personal space at work is as safe as possible by following through on all of the guidelines that are in place and any regulation changes.
There were 738 total motor vehicle traffic fatalities in 2017 in tire-related crashes. And while consumers can make sure that they are keeping themselves as safe as possible by rotating tires every 3,000 to 6,000 miles, or at least at every oil change, there are also many things that tire shops can help with both in the shop and on the road. Educating consumers about the danger of cheap tires, while at the same time following the safety regulations in tire shops themselves, these workers can make sure that staying safe is a priority.