Safety is more than just ensuring your organization has the right products. It is making sure that employees are properly trained on how to use those products and how to remain safe in the workplace while following proper protocol and safety standards. Here are 3 common safety hazards in the workplace.
1. Fall Hazards – Fall hazards are one of the leading causes of accidents in the workplace. Many times a worker will have the proper fall protection on, but it is being used improperly. Understanding when and where to use the proper fall protection gear and equipment is a must for worker safety. Ensure your team has the training they need to reduce the risk of fall hazards.
2. Lockout/Tagout – Even when organizations have set directions on proper Lockout/Tagout procedures, it is imperative that workers have proper training to ensure they are familiar with the equipment, do not become complacent, and continue to follow proper protocol even when rushed to finish work. This training paired with industry-ready equipment is a better way to prevent injury.
3. No Edge Protection – In worksites of every variety, edges are much more common than people realize – and they pose a greater risk than you’d expect. Without protection specifically designed for edges, traditional life-lines risk being severed. Ensuring your workers are fitted with the best edge protection equipment is imperative to protecting workers are safe in applications requiring foot-level tie-off or working near edges
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