Safety regulations are often regarded as exaggerated until we find out about the terrible tragedies that took place before they were implemented.
A lot of rules and regulations are created in response to a dangerous situation, in order to prevent the situation from happening again. However, health and security are more than just following a rule.
Listed below, we will share how to correctly develop a health and security program in your workplace:
This pandemic is a dangerous situation
Danger is represented as anything that can cause death, disease, or damage to a person or property. In this case, the COVID-19 pandemic we are going through, is one of them.
A continuous process of hazard assessment must be established to identify what risks lurk in your workplace in relation to the health contingency that we are living in.
Perform regular risk analysis
Do a systematic evaluation of each task done by an employee.
For example, the nature of cleaning can alter the function of spaces and create possible risky conditions such as: wet and slippery floors.
The analysis must be done in the place where the task is usually done, with the staff and tools that are used to perform it.
Job safety analysis
It is important to take the gathered information and make the necessary changes in cleaning, health, and safety procedures of the company.
An analysis related to health and security is very useful as it helps companies to detect situations that can be improved, or risks that can be avoided.
Make sure to communicate danger as soon as it is present
The best way to communicate the existing dangers in workplaces is through employee education and training. This will inspire trust, which will benefit future operations and work performance.
Training is one of the best ways to keep your staff aware, prepared, and, more importantly, happy.
Put it into practice
If all these elements are put into practice, your company will save money though inactivity times, will experience less rotation and will have a more aware and productive staff, which will encourage everyone to work for a common cause: a more hygienic and safer workplace.