10 Safety steps to remain safe at workplaces

10 Safety steps to remain safe at workplaces

Whichever work that are assigned for you, it is important that you follow safety rules and remain safe and healthy.

Don’t be pre-empt with assumptions that the works involved are hazard-free or risk-less or the chances of accidents are remote.  Such feelings are dangerous.

Even those who are working in office in sitting posture for longer hours are at risk of getting acute back pain that can lead to several health complications later, if left unattended.

So, for those who want to update themselves with occupational safety practices, here are the few tips which can help them to remain safe and healthy.

1. Do what you know the best!

You should only do those works in which you have proficiency or having expertise and also know how to manage risks and health hazards.

2. Nothing wrong in seeking guidance

You will stand to gain a lot while working under experienced persons. It won’t diminish your image.

Safety can be achieved only when you do a work with sufficient knowledge and skills.

Remember that despite having well maintained tools and machines, accident still can happen if safety operating procedures are not followed.

3. Choose the correct tools

You may be talented or experienced technician, but without appropriate tools, you can’t perform the jobs safely and correctly.

Hence, give importance in selecting the right tools for the right job.

For example, when you have forklift at your disposal, don’t let people to lift heavy loads.

Before you start any work, check the tools and equipment which are required for the job whether they are in right condition and are properly maintained.

4. Safe work environment

Working in improper work conditions can increase the risks and lead to accidents.

For example, if you perform electrical works in a wet environment or surrounding, you will increase the chance of accident.

Not limited to electrical related works, for any work, correct and suitable environment is necessary for safety.

5. PPE, the life protector!

Personal protection equipment and gears are important to remain safe. So, don’t ignore it. Comply with the safety regulations to reduce accidents and injuries.

Make sure that you and your team comply with the PPE policy.

6. Practicing SOPs

Learn to follow Safe Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the jobs that you are assigned to and get used to it. In case of any apprehension, ask your seniors or supervisors for proper guidance.

7. Report risks and incidents

Don’t ignore near misses or something which you have seen as unsafe. Unless you report about risks and hazards, no way that can be removed.

So, be proactive in reporting hazards to your immediate seniors or reporting person.

8. Check unsafe actions

Don’t think that you are only an employee and why should you think of others’ safety? Whether you are an employee, employer or self-employed, you have the social obligations in protecting people from dangers or not harming others with your action.

9. Don’t be complacent

Don’t think that you know everything about the work and remain complacent or careless. Accidents can occur, not only to freshers, but also to experienced hands too.

According to data available, most of the fatalities and major accidents occur due to minor carelessness. So, be careful and responsible.

10. Know your rights

As majority of workers are not aware of their occupational health and safety rights, they fail to exercise their rights during adverse situations. So, better learn the rights and responsibilities of both workers and employers and stay informed.


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