Workplace Safety Mistakes You Shouldn’t Make

Workplace injuries and illnesses are largely preventable, but workplace safety initiatives require both vigilance in safety training and inspections, along with strict adherence to all rules and regulations to be effective. Below are a few common workplace safety mistakes that you shouldn’t make.

Removing or Not Wearing Protective Equipment

Safety and protective equipment should be worn at all times when performing a task that merits them. Even if workers are uncomfortable due to weather conditions or believe they don’t need to wear their equipment, the equipment needs to stay on.

Not Reviewing Safety Guidelines Each Year

Revisit your safety guidelines every year so that they stay fresh in employee’s minds. Training and the dissemination of workplace safety guidelines, rules and regulations should happen on a routine basis. Safety guidelines should reflect regulatory and facility changes and be made available for employees.

Skipping Machine Inspections

Always get your machinery inspected at the dates the inspection is due. There may be problems that you are unable to recognize or hidden dangers you have not accounted for. Proper inspections by certified professionals ensure machines are running correctly and are not hazardous or dangerous.

Using the Incorrect Tool for the Job

Not using the correct tool for a job can be dangerous and inefficient. You might think that a similar tool could work since it’s almost the same thing, but this approach can lead to injury. Many tools are made specifically for certain applications and those jobs will be done incorrectly if the proper tool is not used.

Substituting Scaffolding for a Ladder

Scaffolds and ladders are each made for specific situations and need to be used properly. Substituting scaffolding for a ladder or vice versa is dangerous and can lead to serious injuries. It is imperative that you provide the proper equipment and training for employees using them.

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OSHA requires employers to provide employees with working conditions that are free of known dangers. Reliant Safety Solutions offers many training and safety courses designed to help our clients identify and eliminate hazards in the workplace. Contact us today to find out more about the training we offer.


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