The First-Three Steps to a Safe Workplace

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When you apply for a job, there are things you need to consider and many people believe that the main consideration is salary. Well, it is not wrong to think of how much income you can get every month from your workplace, but remember there is one more important aspect you should not ignore: safety in the workplace. Although money can give you many things, but without safety you cannot do anything with the money. That is why, it is very essential to make sure your safety while working.

If you think it is the responsibility of your employer to guarantee your safety, you must change your mind. You need to work together with your colleagues and employer to build a safe workplace that everybody is able to give the give the best performance safely, from the time he or she starts the work up to the time to go home. there are ten steps to make your workplace a better and safer place to work. But before doing all the things, it is good to understand the first-three steps to give you the bases:

Know the benefits

Your life comes first, meaning that you have to think of your safety before anything else. It is true that you must do your best in your working place, yet if something bad like accidents happen to you, can you continue to give your brilliant performance? Definitely no. In other words, your safety benefits the company you are working for. Safety in the workplace is beneficial for you as well, in the way that you do not need to pay for medications or treatments due to workplace accidents. Also, going to work and going home safely make your family happy. Now, you see that your safety benefits many people.

Know your rights and responsibilities

It is impossible to have a safe working place if you have no idea about your rights and responsibilities. As a worker, you have the right to get a health and safe workplace, get valid information about dangerous conditions and even participate in enforcement inspections. In the other hand, you are also responsible for firstly reading safety and health poster in the job site, reporting dangerous conditions and finding the right treatment on time, plus following the health and safety regulations.

Develop a system

Together with the employer, you have to develop and make the health and safety system works in the workplace. As a first step, you can tell your employer about your concerns and give him or her time to respond to it. Whenever the company gives a safety training, do participate as support to the system. Be safe and successful!

Comments

Joe Davids says:

So what exactly needs to be done to protect the people not covered by OSHA? I ask as a member of a team working to develop safe absorbent products like SpillFix for the public to use. Does the responsibility for worker safety lie with the people making the products they use, and therefore with us, the producers? Or with the people overseeing the employees? Or with the groups that can fine and crack down on subpar work sites? Or does everyone share responsibility? 

WmRios says:

How come there is always an "obvious" violation when an explosion, fire , death of a person(s) is OBVIOUS ?? What happens when the violations are subtle… and are just "potential and could occur" scenarios…. For example, inhalation of substances used in the work place from workmen doing remodeling…and using toxic, flammable , potentially poisonous chemicals, glues, paints that put all the public in that building at risk of an explosion, fire, over-exposure to fumes??? They are just as bad

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