Safety culture to this day can be misunderstood and not clearly communicated in the workplace. Through time we have many risks and a lack of best practices which still exist.
Risk 2. Assessing Environmental Risk
When there are plenty of hazards in dangerous industries, it is important to continue risk assessments of the environment. This not only protects workers, but lowers the number of incidents of injury and costly workers’ compensation insurance.
The dangers employees face are far greater than one faces in common every day activities. It is necessary to develop practical and effective safety training to keep accidents from happening.
Risk 3. The Employees Are at Fault
Most illness or accidents in the workplace are due to unsafe practices. Improving safety training, oversight from supervisors, and implementing system changes are fundamental to minimizing these events.
If employees are taking part in unsafe actions, it is because they have not been trained to understand their actions are unsafe, and that taking shortcuts to speed up production are not acceptable or safe. Safety must be a consistent effort which continues to be reviewed and updated regularly throughout the entire business.