Although it seems fairly easy to comprehend, have you ever just asked yourself what exactly it is and why it is important to know as a worker safety, safety procedures and safety best business practices. Many people may also feel overwhelmed by the safety topics since it seems to cover a heavy load of information that may be hard to absorb, but some time you have really have to ask WHAT WERE YOU THINKING? Or better yet who tied your shoe laces when you were growing up! And the SCARY PART OF THESE FAILS ARE, THEY ARE NOT STAGED PHOTOS; some living breathing person along with their COMPANY Supervisor ( so they had company and help doing these safety fails) added to the event!
We’ve all had that one co-worker who is constantly doing unsafe things at work — getting minor injuries, repeatedly taking risks, or “bending” the safety policies. Are these individuals just naturally risk-takers? Did they previously work for a company that had a really low regard for safety? Do they just dislike authority? You may have asked yourself any of these questions. But more importantly, what can you do to help them work more safely and avoid harm? Regardless of why they exhibit these behaviors, the underlying concern here is the concern for their personal safety and your level of confidence that they can work in a safe manner.
Workplace safety is everyone’s responsibility. This is particularly salient for employees who must depend on their co-workers to keep each other safe from serious injury or death. It is already problematic when people unnecessarily endanger themselves at work, but it is even worse to put others around them at risk by not following safety protocols. Working with someone who has a high-risk profile can greatly increase your chance of being injured as a result of their own safety blind spots, so it is critical to address the relevant behaviors in a timely and constructive manner.
The primary goal of the Occupational Safety and Health Program at work is to foster and nourish a healthy and safe work environment for all individuals in the work field. Besides the employers and employees, the OSH Program could also help protect co-workers, the members of the family, customers and other individuals who might possibly be affected in the workplace environment. The term “occupational health and safety” in the world refers to occupational health, occupational and non-occupational safety which includes the activities outside of the workplace.
The fact is, if employees are safe and healthy, the companies could decrease their workers’ compensation medical expenses and insurance costs, reduce the payout for return-to-work program, lower the costs for the job accommodations for injured employees and reduce faulty products.
Have you ever spent time with someone who was so absentminded or distracted that you wondered how they got through life every day? On the other hand, have you ever known someone who was so observant and attentive that they made you feel a little self-conscious? I have been on both sides of this equation, and you probably have as well. Why? Because we all possess different levels of awareness. Individuals all vary somewhat when it comes to this ability. This broad Awareness factor includes various components, such as attention to detail, working memory, multi-tasking, and distractibility. Research shows that all of these abilities are related to safety outcomes such as unsafe behavior and injury involvement. As you would expect, people who have higher levels of these traits tend to notice potential hazards around them more easily and quickly than those with lower levels, allowing them greater opportunity to avoid injury. While awareness is just one of many individual, situational, and organizational factors that lead to injuries, it is a critical one.
What is important to know about Occupational Health and Safety Jobs?
The following are the strategies that occupational health and safety jobs consist of:
- Enforcing that the Occupational Safety and Health Act and safe manual is followed
- Assisting in the outreach and training programs of all employers and employees
- Cooperating with alliances and partnerships through various voluntary programs
The company safety manual tries to promote the safety and health in workplaces by doing the following tasks and actions:
- Implementation of new or enhanced health and safety management systems
- Undergoing workplace inspections wherein those companies who do not follow the safety rules and regulations may be disciplined or fired
- Promotion of programs that enforce health and safety in the workplace
- Keeping record and reporting employer’s requirements
- The development of training programs for the occupational safety and health team