The Importance of Safety in the Workplace
Most of us know the value of safety within any situation but what many people need to understand is that health and safety are one of the most important factors for any successful business.
All employees want to work in a safe and protected atmosphere. A positive and safe environment promotes a sense of wellness for the entire team. No one expects a loved one to be injured on the job or even worse, lose their life. Yet this happens more often than we would assume. An injury or loss of life not only greatly affects the individual but also the members of their family.
Another key reason safety is vital in the workplace is due to the need of improved staff morale, products and services. It is the responsibility of management to create safety plans and strategies by taking steps to improve the work surroundings for all staff members.
Combs Consulting Group (CCG) is an experienced and professional strategic partner, helping businesses attract and retain employees and so much more. CCG wants your business to succeed and they offer the following tips to help your business attain a safe and healthy workplace.
Reduce Workplace Stress
How many of us can say we are in the best shape possible with quality health at our fingertips, well-rested without a smidgen of stress? Probably not many – in fact the majority of American workers are overworked, pressured with work deadlines and conflicts between co-workers, supervisors and such. Studies have proven that these negative factors lead to chronic illness, depression and many other hidden struggles within our personal lives.
Even if you feel that you are in good health – do not haste and allow the inevitable to set in. Take your breaks, walk when time allows, practice a good posture and a healthy diet. Your mind, body and soul will thank you as you will discover your hectic schedule will flow at a much smoother pace and your stress will be more manageable.
Be Aware of Workplace Exits
None of us ever expect an earthquake, fire or natural disaster for that matter, but emergencies occur every day and it is important to be prepared. Know where your office exits are and be sure to keep them clear as all staff will need quick access to exits in the event of an emergency.
Communicate Unsafe Conditions
It is important to update your supervisor in regards to any risks or hazards in your workplace. Employers are legally obligated to maintain a safe working environment and one of the key ways to avoid an accident is to communicate risks before they occur.
The wise and experienced team at CCG offer direction and a plan for your business safety with a recommendation that all businesses understand the Cal OSHA compliance.
Utilize the Proper Safety Equipment
There are a variety of safety tools on the market today but some safety equipment can be outdated or of poor quality. Whether it is hardhats, safety gloves, safety belts, earplugs, earmuffs or any other safety apparel which is needed to prevent incidents – always utilize the best up-to-date equipment.
Some jobs may require an employee to lift or move heavy objects and there are significant risks involved when employees do not use a forklift, conveyor belt or any other useful equipment tool. Injuries can occur, such as pulled or strained muscles, muscle displacement and so much more. Use the equipment assistance – your body and your employer will thank you.
From compliance to a quality performance workplace environment, workplace culture, benefits and compensation, recruitment and safety, Comb Consulting Group has the solutions for your business.
2019 Update Compliance: REQUIREMENT FOR FEBRUARY of 2019 :
Many employers with more than 10 employees are required to keep a record of serious work-related injuries and illnesses using the Cal/OSHA Log 300. This information helps employers, workers and OSHA evaluate the safety of a workplace, understand industry standards and implement worker protection to reduce and eliminate hazards – preventing future workplace injuries and illnesses.
The records must be maintained at the work place for at least five years. Each February through April, employers must post a summary of the injuries and illnesses recorded the previous year.
California law is specific in requiring that the Log 300 summary be posted at each work site – rather than in an employer’s central administration office.
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