Setting an Example for Safety

Considering Safety First is the best attitude to have in order to be a good safety example at the workplace, at home, or during any other activities at any place. Workplace safety is all about protecting employees from injuries and illnesses, to provide a safe working place, and to increase productivity of the company. According to OSHA, work-related injury and illness protection falls into three categories: engineering controls, administrative controls, and personal protective equipment controls. Developing a written policy to show commitment and considering leadership and employee involvement, worksite analysis, hazardous prevention and control, and training are all important elements when creating a safe and productive environment. Creating a safe work culture at work is not just the employer’s responsibility. It is the responsibility of the employees to practice safe work procedures and follow all safety program requirements at the workplace.

  1. Ways to Set a Good Example for Safety:
  • Conduct engineering, administrative, and PPE controls.
  • Promote and reward safe practice at work.
  • Train and educate employees according to specific job requirements.
  • Provide safety check lists for tools and machines to be checked before use.
  • Use PPE. Follow all required procedures for specific PPE according to each task.
  • Follow good housekeeping procedures.
  • Identify and evaluate all hazards at the workplace, and take preventive measures.
  • Report any unsafe conditions, tools, missing parts, or any other unsafe condition to a supervisor
  • Provide up-to-date SDS. Label all hazardous materials.
  • Educate workers for use of labels, SDS, safe storage, emergency procedures, and disposal of hazardous waste.
  • Replace hazardous materials with safer substances when possible.
  • Monitor hazard controls, suggest corrective actions, and report any hazardous conditions that can be prevented.
  • Have a responsible person in charge of the safety program.