April is “National Injury Prevention Month,” it’s an excellent opportunity to remind workers and supervisors of their responsibilities in preventing problems that could lead to injuries. You can use the information below for a refresher on this important topic.
Accident prevention at work is everyone’s job. The vast majority of injuries and accidents that happen at the workplace are preventable.
Hazard recognition is the first step in having a safe workplace. The more you know about the various types of hazards that are found at the workplace, the better you become at spotting hazards.
You must recognize potential hazards around you and make every effort to avoid and reduce these hazards. This is everyone’s job and all workers and supervisors should constantly look for hazards that can lead to injury. But you must do more.
Once you recognize the hazard, you must do something about it. Remember that as work progresses, hazards may change. By controlling or eliminating the hazard, you have made the workplace safer.
Remember, safety starts with you!!! You need to have a willing, positive attitude towards safety in the workplace. You have people depending on you every day, and they expect you to come home alive and well. Practicing safety on the job will allow you to go home to the ones you love.
Why does it Matters?