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07/17/2019

Industrial Safety Solutions You and Your Workers Need to Know About

Industrial safety is important to protect human life. This is especially important in high-risk environments such as aircraft, mining, oil and gases, nuclear, and chemical industries, where a simple mistake can be catastrophic. Maintaining a safe and healthy working environment reduces risks to people and processes.

Whether a business is dealing with entry-level workers, experienced workers, supervisors or managers, all individuals must understand health and safety risks, safety standards and compliance procedures, as well as steps that they should take to keep the facility safe.

Importance of Industrial Safety Safety Solutions for Businesses and Workers

Hazards are pervasive to all types of industries and organizations, making industrial safety training as important as industrial safety itself. It is a process that provides workers with the skills and knowledge necessary to perform their work smoothly and in a manner that ensures safety for them and everyone in the facility.

An effective workplace safety plan includes guidelines and instructions to allow your workforce to identify hazards, report them, and properly handle incidents. It enables workers to understand the best safety practices.

As a manager, you have a legal responsibility to instruct your employees on safety before they even start their work. Industrial safety training is an important part of the employee onboarding process. But for the effectiveness of the training as well as compliance with OSHA requirements, there’s a need for regular “refresher” courses.

Some of the reasons for industrial safety training

  • Increased knowledge and skills employees need to perform their duties safely and avoid creating hazards that could jeopardize the safety of the business and workers
  • Awareness and understanding of common workplace hazards and how to identify them, report them and put them under control.
  • Increased job focus by employees on their duties
  • Increased employee turnover
  • Increased productivity and satisfaction by personnel
  • Increased confidence among employees
  • Increased effectiveness in processes

A couple of hours spared for safety training will make for good business. It will save you and your organization’s time and money. When you reduce the number of injuries and illnesses in the workplace, you reduce the amount of money spent on medical bills, equipment damage, training an injured employee’s replacement, cost of workers’ compensation, medical expenses, insurance premium increases, potential government fines, and litigation expenses.

Tips Managers Can Use to Help Keep Their Facilities Running Smoothly and Safely

Managers are responsible for many operations in the workplace. They must ensure a safe and healthful workplace for their workers. Hazards are present in every work environment and your organization will have a system of how you manage the safety and health of your employees. Here are a few simple ways to create a safe workplace to keep your workers safe from hazardous and ensure the business runs smoothly:

  • Enforce safe work practices: As a manager, you need to enforce safe practices and procedures to prevent accidents. You must encourage your employees to identify hazards in the workplace and report them without fear of retaliation.
  • Correct unsafe conditions: You must take immediate steps to correct unhealthful or unsafe conditions in the workplace within your ability to do so. If you cannot immediately correct a hazardous condition, you must take temporary precautionary measure to ensure the business runs smoothly and safely. In addition, you must follow-up to address the condition fully.
  • Prevent lingering hazards or unsafe or unhealthful workplace conditions: It’s important to periodically train your employees and remind them of what to look for. If a hazard is identified and reported, you must act.
  • Maintain all equipment: Machine maintenance is highly critical, but also easy to forget, especially when the equipment shows no sign of needing repair. Keeping up with a regular maintenance schedule is important to gauge the efficiency of your machine and prevent possible safety problems which could occur. It’s also important to train your employees to identify issues and know what to do.
  • Be up-to-date with changes in codes and maintenance requirements: The safety world is always changing. Failure to inform your workforce of a new safety rule could cause legal problems in the workplace if there are hazardous conditions. Monitor your workers and make sure they observe the new rules.

Benefits of Formal Safety Training

Formal training provides employees with an easy understanding of complex concepts and practices. Formal training sessions include various activities to help trainees understand what is being taught and retain what they have learned. Formal safety training motivates workers to keep improving their knowledge and skills. What’s more, providing employees with formal safety training helps them feel important. They realize that their company is investing in them, which motivates them to achieve mastery and ensure their workplace is safe and healthy.

If you want to save lives and your business, contact NTT Inc to learn more about our industrial safety training programs. All our programs are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET).

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