In today’s workplace, safety issues are a very important topic for every employee. It is because of the rising accidents in places of business and work. These accidents may be small, yet they can also result to some situations that might alter someone’s life like mutilation or the worst of all, death. One of the common types of safety issues in a workplace relates to falling and tripping.
Aside from that, there are many causes of accidents that must be solved. An organization that has an excellent policy when it comes to dealing with safety issues within the workplace must also consider necessary topics like arrangement of the space and even ergonomics so that the tasks will best fit the people and the workplace as well. This way, the staff will be more comfortable in performing their everyday work knowing that they are safe in their own work place.
Falling is a primary safety issue in the workplace, and here are some tips on how the organization can be able to prevent them:
- Anything that is above shoulder level of a certain individual should be retrieved or reached with the help of a ladder or step stool. However, one should take note that ladders and step stools are not always safe. So you should make sure that the ladder or step stool you use are in good condition and without any broken legs or rungs, and not wobbly to avoid falling. Likewise, planks of wood and sips panels should be secured.
- Office chairs should often be used level and flat on the floor. The chair should not also lean back. Those chairs with leaning feature must not be pushed backward beyond their limit since it might result in over balancing and may cause you to fall.
- Boxes and chairs should never replace step stools or ladders. Boxes are too weak to carry the weight of a person and might cause you to fall. While chairs are too high and wobbly that can make you outbalanced.
- The pathways of the workplace should be kept clear at all times to avoid slipping and falling.
- Electrical wires and cords must also be kept out of the pathways to ensure the safety of the employees.
- When seated, leaning back, bending over, as well as excessive twisting should be avoided to make sure that you won’t fall.