Work Place Safety is Everyone's Responsibility

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 05/03/2018 - 05:05
Work Place Responsibility

SAFETY IS EVERYONE’S RESPONSIBILITY! Safety benefits everyone. With fewer injuries, a business can be more productive and profitable. By incorporating safety rules, employees avoid injury as well as illness from exposure to hazardous situations and substances. 

As an employee, you should: 

  • Learn to work safely and follow all company safety rules. 

  • Recognize hazards and avoid them. 

  • Report all accidents, injuries, and illnesses to your supervisor immediately. 

  • Inspect tools before use to avoid injury. 

  • Wear personal protective equipment. 

On the other hand, it is management’s responsibility to: 

  • Provide a safe and healthy workplace. 

  • Provide personal protective equipment. 

  • Train employees in safety procedures and in how to identify hazards. 

Everyone must be aware of potential hazards on the job: 

  • Poor housekeeping results in slips, trips, and falls. 

  • Electricity can cause shocks, burns or fire if not handled properly. 

  • Poor material handling may cause back problems or other injuries. 

  • Tools and equipment can cause injuries if guards or protective devices are disengaged. 

Always use the protections that are provided on the job: 

  • Guards on machines and tools keep body parts from contacting moving equipment. 

  • Insulation on electrical equipment prevents burns, shock, and fire. 

  • Lockout/Tagout ensures equipment is de-energized before it is repaired. 

  • Personal protective equipment shields your body from hazards you may face on the job. 

In case of emergency: 

  • Understand alarms and evacuation routes. 

  • Know how to notify emergency response personnel. 

  • Implement a procedure for leaving the scene safely so emergency personnel can do their job. 

  • Wipe up spills promptly and correctly. 

Together we can make work safe