Establishing a safe work environment
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.