How to Measure Workplace Safety

There is always the need to measure workplace safety. This, obviously helps reduce downtimes due to injuries and illnesses and enforce productivity. This topic is pretty broad, but we will be as brief as permissible, and as simplistic as possible. How do you effectively measure safety in your workplace? There are several tested methods that can be used to reduce employee incidents and illnesses. One of the major methods for measuring safety is LEADING AND LAGGING indicators. Leading indicators are pre-incident measurements, which we can note before the incident happens.…

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6 WORKPLACE SAFETY TIPS WITH BENEFITS

Below are six workplace safety tips with benefits. Interestingly, workplace safety is neither magic nor rocket science. We have selected these few for two reasons. The first is their efficiency and the second is their simplicity. 1. Have safety standards clearly written. Most things will never get done in the office except they are written. It is important that you have safety standards well-articulated and written down for all to see. It is also important that you ensure that you put  written rules and standards in a simple language that…

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Common Mistakes Made While Buying Safety Shoes

The most common mistake made while buying safety shoes is setting out to buy a cheap safety shoe or nothing. Period! Upping the budget a little to get a deserving safety shoe is something to be proud of. Not for ego purposes though. Basically, you usually get what you paid for. As the saying goes, “Good things are not cheap; cheap things are not good”. Naturally and expected, saving money is part of the budget managing skills that we expect from a manager. But this becomes an issue when and…

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Benefits of Reflective Jackets and Vests

What really are the benefits of reflective jackets and vests? Many work areas have proved to be risk-prone and dangerous. In some environments workers  find themselves using big machinery which move large amounts of objects that could potentially fall and injure people.   Reflective jackets and vests are high visibility clothes in form vests and jackets that help increase visibility for workers in a work environment, thereby preventing accidents.   In the absence of large machines in a work environment as it were, we might have vehicles, tools, panels, slabs…

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Safety Shoe Codes – What Do They Mean?

There are occupations which present such daily hazards that protective gear must be worn while performing all necessary job functions. One of the most important pieces of this protective gear is a pair of safety shoes. But before you start buying inappropriate shoes make up your mind about the different safety codes that exist. Safety shoes are readily available and are one of the easiest ways to help prevent accidents and injuries in the workplace. There are international standards which define the various levels of protection provided by safety shoes.…

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A LITTLE TIP ON BIOHAZARD SIGNS

What is Biohazard? Biological hazards, also known as biohazards, refer to biological substances that pose a threat to the health of living organisms, primarily that of humans. If your place of work is in a laboratory, hospital, or involves the use of chemical, then this might be for you. First, it is needful that you have the necessary signs set up. That said, biohazard signs are there to help protect both employees and users of these facilities against the spreading of bacteria and viruses. It is extremely important to pay…

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