Workplace safety is a top priority for any business, particularly those involved in inherently dangerous activities. For office-dwellers, the risk of serious bodily harm or death may seem remote. Even for those engaged in dangerous work, these risks are not always top of mind. However, recent data point to an alarming increase in the number of […]
Category: Workplace Safety
These safety training tips and tools will help you to increase awareness of safety practices, achieve compliance with OHSA rules and regulations, and reduce your risk of workplace incidents.
Employee training is a key process for new hires in any industry and for any employee. Regardless of a new hire’s experience and education, there are always nuances of a particular job that must be explained to new employees, company policies to be learned, and company culture to ingrain.
Regardless of what the emergency is, a responsible company knows that preparedness is a key factor in minimizing risk and keeping people safe. So whether a fire breaks out in the coffee room or someone walks into your company in a bomb vest, how your firm responds is key to safety.
There are many compelling reasons to make workplace safety a priority, including federal and state laws requiring employers to provide a safe work environment and the negative effect that unsafe working conditions can have on morale, productivity, and retention. It is important to share those reasons during training.
Supervisors might be tempted to retaliate against an employee who makes their job more difficult, such as an employee who complains of unsafe working conditions. Supervisory retaliation can lead to potential legal claims against your organization. Through training, you can help supervisors understand relevant federal and state laws, as well as the ramifications of violating […]
In yesterday’s Advisor, the National Alliance for Mental Health (NAMI) provided important information for employers on when (and how) to make a 911 call in the event of a mental health crisis in the workplace. Today, NAMI discusses what happens when police arrive and steps employers can take to prepare for mental health crises.
If a situation with a worker who is clearly having mental issues escalates into a crisis in your workplace, you or another employee may have to call 911. But keep in mind that making this call is different from requesting assistance for a medical emergency. Is your workforce trained to properly handle the situation?
In yesterday’s Advisor, we reviewed three deadly workplace distractions and how to prevent them. Today, we provide four tips on helping boost engagement with workplace safety among your employees. Are your workers keeping their heads in the game?
Complacent workers stop recognizing that they are at risk performing certain tasks and are more easily distracted than others who are aware of danger. Any task can be hindered by distraction-related errors, but some errors are more grievous than others—and some distractions are downright deadly.
Are you considering providing medical training to your employees? Often, the focus of training is on employee development. But an increasing number of employers are starting to see the value of medical training when it means employees are able to react appropriately if a medical emergency occurs on the job.