Basic Safety Tips For Being Safe In The Workplace

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Workplace safety should be the number one priority.

However, some of the most unfortunate incidents in the workplace often occur due to the most basic safety guidelines not being known or not being properly enforced.

As an employee, there are a number of things that you should know in order to prevent injuries from happening to you or to other employees.

Importance of Workplace Safety

A safe workplace is crucial.

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Ensuring that you have the right safety procedures and policies for things such as working at heights, first aid CPR, confined space entry, as well as things like WHMIS-GHS can create a great work environment that is safe and productive.

Safety in the workplace greatly impacts a business. Safer working environments result in fewer accidents, increased job satisfaction and less employee turnover.

Basic Workplace Safety Tips

Here are a few basic safety tips to follow in the workplace:

Identify Workplace Hazards

Take the time to learn and ensure that you are properly trained.

This way it will be much easier for you to identify hazards, manage risks and generally do your job safely, prior to starting it.

If you do notice a potential hazard, you will be well-equipped to avoid any possible injuries.

Involve Your Supervisors

It is also the duty of your supervisor or manager to ensure the safety of their employees.

Do not hesitate to request that your supervisors oversee and check that you are performing your job correctly. Don’t be shy to talk to your supervisor if you think that a task is too dangerous for you to perform.

If you aren’t sure about something, go to an experienced co-worker or supervisor in order to gain information on safely doing your job.

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Follow All Safety Procedures

Learn about what to do and where to go in the event of an emergency and carefully follow all rules and procedures related to safety.

It is also important that you wear any required personal protective equipment provided by your employer to get your job done. Stay up-to-date with equipment inspections to make sure everything is in safe and working order.

If you notice any equipment that might need a thorough inspection or requires maintenance, bring it to the attention of your supervisor before operating the machinery.

Be Proactive & Encourage Others

All employees should be proactive about their safety and the safety of their co-workers.

If there are any injuries (whether big or small) make sure that you report them. Keep your eyes open for hazards and report them to supervisors to make sure they are dealt with properly. Look out for your co-workers, particularly if they haven’t been in the workplace very long.

Before you go to work, try to get a good night’s rest so that you can feel awake and energized to prevent dangerous mistakes from happening. Be involved with safety awareness campaigns or directly participate in shaping a safer, risk-free working environment.

Advanced Consulting & Training – Workplace Safety Training

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Since Advanced Consulting and Training was founded, our diverse team of certified health and safety professionals has taken great pride in our ability to deliver prompt, cost-effective and relevant workplace health and safety solutions.

As a MOL-approved, TSSA accredited, and WSIB approved provider, we look forward to discussing how Advanced Consulting & Training can help with your company’s safety requirements.

Contact us today to make your workplace a safer environment for everyone.

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