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How Important is Safety in the Workplace?

September 16 Workplace Safety

Since all industries have some kind of safety risks, it is extremely important for business owners and management teams to take the time to ensure that proper safety procedures are put in place and that employees have easy access to safety equipment in order to mitigate those risks. If you are unsure about how important safety is in the workplace or how you can make your workplace safer, the team from EFAS would love to answer any questions you might have. We offer a range of mobile safety services that are perfect for all kinds of businesses.

How to Create a Safer Work Environment

Some of the ways in which a business can create a safer working environment include:

Identify Hazards

The first step in creating a safer working environment is to first identify and assess workplace hazards, so that you can educate your employees about the potential dangers on the jobsite. When assessing potential hazards, make sure to examine all equipment used on a daily basis, to review environmental conditions that could lead to an accident or injury, and to assess employee behaviour to reduce human error and unnecessary risks.

Develop a Safety Training Program

Developing and implementing a safety training program will ensure that your employees are being properly educated about dangers on the jobsite, while also teaching them how to properly address those dangers. A good workplace safety program will include tools and resources for employees to use, such as information on how to report incidents, basic first aid training, and CPR training.

Purchase Workplace Safety Equipment

In order to ensure the safety of your employees, it is important to provide them with easy access to a range of different safety equipment, depending on the jobsite. Some of the safety equipment that workers should have access to include:

  • Breathing masks
  • First aid kits
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Gloves
  • Eye protection
  • Hardhats
  • Protective clothing

Keep Emergency Exits Clear

Since it is impossible to predict when an emergency situation will occur, it is essential to ensure that emergency exits are kept clear at all times. Emergency exits should also be clearly marked, so that they can be easily found by anyone.

If you would like to learn more information about how important safety is in the workplace, or if you are interested in one of our safety products, please contact EFAS at 604-294-EFAS or toll free at 1-833-294-EFAS or by filling out a contact form on our website.