Workplace Safety

2655 words 11 pages
Workplace Safety
BUS642: Business Research & Method Tools
Instructor: Janice Johnson
April 16, 2012 In order for a workplace to be a productive and welcoming environment, safety must be a priority. The overall plan and execution of safety measures ensure that the staff or workers will be well-prepared and have peace of mind on a daily basis. The best way to handle any bad situation is to properly evaluate the steps and think about scenarios ahead of time. In order to improve safety in a work environment, the company must analyze the location, availability, and knowledge of the workers in regard to safety equipment, evacuation plans, and emergency medical situations. (Johnson) Holding regular meetings and training sessions that
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By getting the employees in involved with some of the decision in the company make them wants to be more active throughout the company. This can decrease some of the risk of work related injuries. Accidents in the workplace happen for a number of reasons. The results of a workplace accident can be minimal or tragic, causing minor injury, damage to equipment or even in some cases, major injury or death. Employees need to stay alert and aware at all times to avoid accidents, while managers need to know the most common causes for workplace accidents and be able to spot the risk factors early to prevent one. Tiredness is one of the leading causes of workplace accidents. When you are tired, you are not as alert and aware. You might daydream or get distracted easier than when you are well rested. Overexertion is another leading cause of accidents that often result in injury at the workplace. Lack of sleep is one possible cause of overexertion, but you can get plenty of sleep and still be overexerted. Working too hard, too fast or too much might cause overexertion. Also, too many house chores or errands each day can lead to overexertion. Carelessness is another cause of accidents at work. Some people can multitask, while others need to focus on one thing at a time. Improper technique or lack of training also can cause accidents at work, especially when dealing with machinery or manually operated equipment. (Newton)


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