Health and Safety in the Workplace

It may seem obvious that employees should have a safe and healthy working environment.  But what exactly does that mean and how do you achieve it?  Obviously it depends on your workplace and the work being done, but it’s important to identify what’s needed for your situation and ensure the workplace is properly prepared and workers are well trained.

Below are some common topics:

Physical and Mechanical Hazards:
  • Fire safety and awareness
  • Proper tool and ladder handling
  • Slip and fall prevention
  • Construction hazard avoidance
  • Machinery usage and safety
Biological and Chemical Hazards:
  • Bloodborne pathogens
  • Carbon monoxide and gases
  • Chemical safety and handling
  • Fungi and mold
  • Avoiding lead
Ergonomics & Diet:
  • Repetitive motion injuries
  • Workstation ergonomics
  • Healthy eating
  • Physical exercise
  • Cold and flu prevention
Mental Well-Being:
  • Stress management
  • Harassment elimination
  • Diversity sensitivity
  • Management training
  • Constructive communications

Again, each workplace environment is different and requires a unique plan.  If you’d like to educate your workers, check out free Training Topics online.