An accident is the cry of a lifetime. Accidents don’t take long. Workplace Accidents can happen at any time, obviously, they are not intentional, and there is an infinite possibility of something going wrong You can avoid many accidents, however, be specific to ensure that potential accidents do not occur Take a few precautions.
“Mike Holmes, from Make It Right” reminds us that he nearly lost his eyesight doing a job he’d done hundreds of times before. He calls you and me to know the risks and put safety on your list.
Here we’ve gathered some information about the most common causes of workplace accidents so you can be prepared to avoid injuries and other incidents:
Injuring yourself while lifting heavy objects is so easy that it can happen at any time. Ensure that everyone practices safe lifting procedures in accordance with EHS policies to avoid back injuries and muscle strains. It is always best to employ a helping hand or use machinery to move large objects.
Many people die every year due to workplace violence. Employees who are in conflict with each other act especially insecure when working together. If you need help addressing these issues in your workplace, follow OSHA’s guidelines for preventing violence.
Injuries, trips, and falls are one of the leading causes and continue to be a major problem in the workplace. slippery floor Raised workplaces Improper footwear, rushing employees, and weather all contribute to trip and fall hazards. Ensure that all employees who are not familiar with relevant safety information are trained and verify that workplace physical conditions are up to standards to reduce the number of injuries in this category.
Another major cause of trips and falls is a messy and dirty workplace. It is important to ensure that every employee is safe from unexpected hazards on the floor and or around the workplace. Mike Holmes lists this as one of 10 signs you’ve hired a bad contractor. You know if it makes its list it will be a big problem
Staying Tension-Free Physical and mental stress are less commonly recognized workplace hazards, stress can lead to fatal accidents. Employees must be mentally and physically fit for the job and take action. Communicate the importance of mental and physical health and medical checks to all employees. Taking breaks and asking for help in managing stressful situations is important.
Rest is part of the job It is essential that workers are physically ready to work. Lack of adequate sleep can lead to fatigue, weakness, inattentiveness, and accidents. Even a well-rested employee can become fatigued on the job, so work should done at regular intervals or with breaks as needed.
Employees should never take shortcuts to work, especially when working with dangerous equipment or safety procedures that must followed. Supervise to ensure the safety of workers and ensure everything done correctly.
Employees should act confident about what they are doing, but overconfidence reduces alertness or attention. Overconfident workers may ignore safety precautions and therefore refrain from double-checking their work. It is important for them to understand that accidents can happen at any time, no matter how skilled or experienced one is, one cannot be overconfident.
8. Poor Housekeeping
A messy workplace indicates a dangerous workplace. Objects and debris on the floor create a trip hazard causing accidents, wet or dirty floors can cause slips, cluttered surfaces sharp objects must maintained 5s, and poorly contained chemicals present an obvious hazard. In addition to hazards, good housekeeping should set a good example for other safety precautions.
9. Lack of preparation
Preparation makes a man perfect.
EHS No one should ever be on the job without the proper knowledge, training, certification, tools, or PPE. All-in-one preparation on the job is one of the best ways to keep employees safe.
10. Mental distraction
Safety is the first priority. This is easier said than done, but employees should try to leave personal matters in designated safety rooms. Distracted on the job can’t done like tired, stressed, or overconfident. Workers simply cannot perform their jobs to their full potential if they do not focused on their work.