Every year, thousands of workers are injured on the job. While some of
these injuries are minor and associated with speedy recoveries, there
are others that are serious and life-threatening. Reducing the occurrence of
workplace injuries is the main objective of U.S. safety and health professionals.
The following are five helpful tips to create a safe working environment
and assist with injury prevention:
Ensure workers wear personal protective equipment. Protective gear, including safety goggles, full-face masks, gloves, earplugs,
and earmuffs can drastically reduce the risk of injury, if worn correctly.
Understand the hazards on the job. In order to reduce the risk of workplace injuries or illnesses, you must
be aware of the present hazards at your work. A workplace analysis is
an assessment of your operations, procedures, processes, physical environment,
and individual workstations – in order to identify the hazards in
Avoid taking shortcuts. Accidents occur when employees cut corners to complete a job ahead of
schedule. Ensure all instructions are clear and organized to prevent missteps
in the workplace.
Use safe lifting techniques. Whenever you pick up and carry heavy loads, always keep your head up, your
back straight, and uses your legs when bending down.
Incorporate a safety and wellness plan. An effective accident prevention and wellness program is the foundation
for a safe work environment. The program needs to cover every level or
employee safety and health with the encouragement to report hazardous
practices or behaviors.
When you have suffered physical or emotional harm on the job, you deserve
financial compensation for these injuries. The dedicated team of legal
DiPasquale Moore in Kansas City believe that you need to be protected when you are making
a living for yourself and your family.
If you sustained an injury at work in Missouri,
contact us and schedule a
free consultation today.