Workplace Safety Tips for Employees

The foundation of any successful workplace safety effort is one that encourages employees to identify unsafe behaviors and opportunities for improvement while also making well-informed safety decisions during daily routine tasks. Here, we explore a few safety tips that every employee should know.

Wear the Correct Safety Equipment

If you’re not wearing the correct safety equipment for a task, you may get injured. Depending on the job, equipment like earplugs, earmuffs, hard hats, safety goggles, gloves or a full-face mask greatly reduce the risk of workplace injury.

Be Aware of Your Surroundings

Once you’ve learned the particular hazards of your job or workplace, you will be able to keep clear of potentially hazardous areas, and potentially hazardous situations. You should also always be alert of machinery.

Report Unsafe Conditions to Your Supervisor

Your supervisor needs to be informed about any workplace safety hazards or risks. They are legally obligated to ensure their employees have a safe working environment and will take care of the unsafe conditions and make them safe for you and your coworkers.

Keep Emergency Exits Easily Accessible

In case of an emergency, you’ll need quick, easy access to the exits. There should also be clear access to equipment shutoffs in case you need to quickly stop them from functioning.

Use Tools and Machines Properly

Take the proper precautions when using tools, and never take shortcuts. Taking shortcuts is one of the leading cause of workplace injury. It’s a huge safety risk to use scaffolding as a ladder or one tool in place of another for a specific job. Using tools the right way greatly reduces the chance of workplace injury.

It’s a Team Effort

Our team at Reliant Safety understands that workplace safety cannot exist on best practice guidelines and policies alone. A safe working environment is based on how well the people, in both management and on the factory floor, adhere to and communicate about safety standards. If you need assistance ensuring everyone in your workplace has a mutual understanding regarding safety, contact us today.



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The Ray Lambright Excellence
In Safety Award

Paul Johnson at Reliant Safety Solutions, LLC, (RSS) was honored as the recipient of the 2016 Associated General Contractors Ray Lambright Award. This particular award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated superior leadership and a dedicated commitment in implementing their company’s safety and health program in protecting the safety of all construction workers.

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Reliant Safety Solutions, LLC (RSS) was established to help reduce safety incidents, mitigate risk and provide solutions for its clients by protecting human lives and safeguarding business viability. Workers across the United States and in various industries face dangerous work environments every day. Reliant Safety Solutions provides a highly skilled team of industry safety consulting professionals with more than 50 years of combined industry experience, ready to mitigate multiple risks in any construction, industrial, oil and gas work environments.

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Reliant Safety Solutions, LLC (RSS) provides safety training that include development and implementation of corporate safety programs, safety education/training, safety certifications including OSHA-10-hour and 30-hour, onsite certified safety professionals, detailed audits, and risk mitigation reporting for the construction, industrial, oil and gas industries. We welcome the opportunity to see how we may be of service for improving your company’s safety training protocols.