The New Year has finally arrived, and there is no perfect time like the present for employers to analyze their workplace safety procedures and policies. Every year, millions of men and women get injured on the job. Although many of these injuries are minor, others are more severe. Regardless, employers should promote fire protection in the workplace for the new year. Continue reading to learn about these safety resolutions.
Safety Equipment is a Necessity
Safety equipment is not a luxury; it’s a must. In fact, OSHA requires employers to provide all employees with the necessary personal protective equipment (PPE). If a respiratory is necessary for a worker’s job, the employer must give them it. Also, ensure your employees have suitable PPE for their jobs.
Also, employers must encourage workers to report safety hazards and injuries because this reduces the risk of potential injuries. Unfortunately, many workers choose to neglect hazards and injuries, not choosing to report them. So, how can the employer fix the threat if he or she doesn’t know about it? So, reporting and safety are critical for fire protection procedures. This is why workers should feel comfortable about reporting workplace hazards.
Maintenance of Equipment and Floors
It’s worth mentioning that slips and falls are common types of work-related injury. Regardless of the level, slips and falls are prevalent in the workplace, resulting in thousands of yearly injuries. Fortunately, you can prevent most incidents of slips and falls by maintaining clean, obstruction-free floors.
In addition, workplace safety and equipment are closely related. When equipment is not maintained correctly, it creates a hazard for the workers who use it. So, inspect your equipment and give it maintenance.
Identify Prevalent Injuries
Remember that not all workplaces are prone to the same injury types. For instance, construction workers are probably susceptible to slips and falls, while electricians are prone to electrocution. This is why employers must take the time in their fire protection agenda to identify the most prevalent injury types in their respective workplaces. Only then can employers take the necessary actions to prevent injuries from occurring.
Commercial and Residential Fire Prevention from Judd Fire Protection
If you want to ensure your home and business are safe throughout the year, trust Judd Fire Protection, LLC. We have over two decades of experience designing, installing, inspecting, and repairing residential and commercial fire protection systems. We serve clients throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., Virginia, and West Virginia. If you are interested in finding out more about our services and protecting your home and business, give us a call at 410-871-3480.