Ever heard the saying prevention is better than cure? Yeah! You surely have! It is better to prevent something bad from occurring than it is to deal with it after it has occurred. I mean, why go through the stress of searching for the solution to a problem when you could have prevented it from happening in the first place.
It is important for organizations to ensure a safe workplace all day. Ensuring a safe workplace doesn’t only curb casualties, it also communicates to employees that they of importance and the management cares about them. This motivates workers, making them put in their best; thereby leading to productivity.
Safety should be considered first in every industry and should be the priority of every industry. Many unfortunate accidents that occur in workplaces across industries is as a result of poor implementation of effective industrial safety tips.
Below are effective safety tips that should be properly implemented by every industry to curb accidents.
Reasonable work hours
When workers work for too long and they become stressed, accidents occur. In fact, a sure way to predict if a certain workplace is unsafe and has the proclivities for accidents is by checking employee work hours. For example, if a worker in a steel mill gets stressed and dozes-off on the job, he might wind up dead.
8 hours a day is the standard, no man can work for 12 hours straight without getting stressed.
Get rid of fire hazards
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) says that all combustible materials should be “stored in covered metal receptacles and disposed of daily.” It is important to follow this in order to prevent fire hazards and ensure you aren’t breaking a federal law.
Install fire extinguishers
Fire extinguishers should be installed in workplaces and workers should be trained on how to use them. In the event of a fire outbreak, it would be possible to put a stop to it before spreads and escalate.
Proper training of workers on equipment used
Workers should be trained extensively on the equipment used to get their jobs done daily. They should be trained in proper handling, care, operation and all safety measures associated with this equipment. It goes a long way in ensuring safety.
An evacuation route must be created and should be easily accessible with no obstacles on the way. All workers and customers should also be aware of this provision. The emergency exit should be located somewhere visible to everyone and labeled boldly for everyone to know.
Importance of Industrial Safety
- It minimizes risks to workers and safeguards their lives.
- It safeguards properties and valuables.
- Stakeholders (workers, customers etc.,) feel safe.
- It prevents injuries and illness.
It is a known fact that virtually all workplaces across all industries have hazards associated with them but accidents that stem from these hazards could be avoided if effective industrial safety tips are implemented.