10 workplace safety tips not to be missed
Although employers are responsible for the health and safety management of their organisation, employees also play a large part in keeping the work environment healthy and safe. Every individual’s safety remains their personal responsibility.
Here are 10 safety tips:
- Follow the correct safety procedures that have been outlined by the health and safety committee.
- Don’t take shortcuts. For example, if you have to go through a daily checklist, do it thoroughly.
- Clean up messes and spills as soon as possible.
- Keep your work area clean and organised.
- Make sure that all emergency exits are clear of obstacles. This includes your handbag, for example.
- Always be alert on the job and attentive to what is going on around you.
- Take regular breaks so that you can maintain focus. This also helps relieve backache and eye strain if you are behind a computer all day.
- Be vigilant when it comes to observing safety signs and instructions. For example, warnings signs when floors are being cleaned and are slippery.
- Make sure you know where the first aid box is located, as well as your closest exit.
- Immediately report any incident (identified hazard or injury) to your supervisor.
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