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Workplace accidents: common causes and consequences

Workplace accidents: common causes and consequences

By on Jun 17, 2015 in Blog, Safety, Training and Development | 0 comments

Workplace accidents can be costly no matter how minor they may be. When safety procedures are not followed and accidents occur, the financial impact to your organization can be staggering. Workplace accidents are generally classified as either employee or customer. Some of the consequences of employee accidents include: Personal hardships [pain and suffering] Loss of work Reduced productivity Poor employee morale Increased unnecessary costs to the organization [medical expenses, increased worker’s compensations, and increased insurance premiums] Some consequences associated with customer accidents include: Poor company reputation Decreased customer satisfaction Reduced repeat business and referrals Potential litigation. Over 90% of workplace accidents are caused by unsafe acts or conditions. The most common causes of injury to employees and customers include: Improper handling of objects [lifting, pushing, pulling, etc.] Falls [standing in chairs, wet floors, tripping over objects, poor housekeeping, etc.] Struck by falling objects [items from shelves, hangers on the wall, etc.] Running into objects [boxes, furniture, equipment, glass windows, etc.] Improper body movement [stooping, bending, twisting, etc.] Contact with electricity In order to control accidents, you must be able to recognize unsafe acts and conditions and understand the appropriate action needed to eliminate the hazard. Watch for new postings on workforce strategy here on our blog, as well as Facebook, LinkedIn,...

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Establishing a safe work environment

Establishing a safe work environment

By on Jun 15, 2015 in Blog, Safety, Training and Development | 0 comments

Providing a safe work environment is the responsibility of each employee within an organization. Creating a safe work environment is essential to ensure the protection of both the employee and customer. Each employee is accountable for abiding by all safety procedures that should be outlined in your employee manual or similar documents. The managers or supervisors: Are required to train each employee on required safety procedures, upon hire. Must consistently monitor compliance with safety practices. Must heighten employee awareness of potential safety hazards in the workplace. Each employee is required to take appropriate action when a potential safety hazard exists. Accidents are the result of unsafe acts and conditions. Accidents and injuries can be significantly reduced or eliminated when employees are trained to identify and correct unsafe acts and conditions in the workplace. Watch for new postings on workforce strategy here on our blog, as well as Facebook, LinkedIn,...

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