Friday, 5 April 2013

Why safety is Important?

Importance of Safety and Workplace Awareness

The importance of safety at work place can't be over exemplified. It is mostly felt in factories where the laborers are exposed t sustained risk in their daily operations. Adaptation of safety measures not only ensures safety of the life of the workers but also of their family dependents.

So what can safety do for you? The benefits of maintaining a safe work environment are many, but first and foremost, safety is about what you can do to protect your workers. “It’s the right thing to do. Employers should send their workers home in the same condition they came in. Why wouldn’t that be important to a company?”
But the practice of safety also brings financial benefits to the table. A safe work environment impacts a project’s bottom line both directly and indirectly. Costs associated with incidents, including lost costs, worker’s comp claims, insurance costs and legal fees are minimized in a safe work environment. So are the indirect costs that follow incidents, including the lost productivity that occurs when people turning their attention to dealing with an incident. “If you’re doing safety effectively in a business world, it’s going to relate to fewer schedule interruptions, which will minimize your costs”. “You’re not going to have to stop work because you run into a problem.”
Every employee should be made educated of the necessary steps to be adopted in case there is an emergency. As we know, most of the offices are located in high rise towers and the incidents like fire, elevator emergency, power cut have manifold impact at these places.
Especially in incidents like fire, it is necessary for the employee to take some basic steps so as to arrest the magnitude of the casualty. In case of high-rise towers, it becomes difficult for fire-fighters to carry 100pund gears at the top of the buildings. In that case fire fighting devices like fire extinguishers should be kept within the reach of everyone.

Implementing a safety program is a cost-effective decision for the company. “It’s the right thing to do financially, too.” The positive business benefits of safety extend beyond financials. A solid safety program can help protect a company’s reputation. “Lost time means poor service quality.” This can lead to customer dissatisfaction and loss of future business.”

Safety Management Group will also serve as a representative during regulatory inspections. The company’s experience in loss control prevention and working with insurance carriers can also help clients satisfy insurance requirements and lower their insurance costs.

Safety of employees is primarily important at any workplace irrespective of the fact whether it is an office, factory or a construction site. But at the same time, proper protection of the office property is essential. All the employees should be identified by proper photo identity card that is required to be shown as one enters the office premises.
Each equipment should be properly labeled and a proper record should be maintained. Safety is of utmost importance in warehouses. All the stocks should be labeled with the help of a bin card and should be kept under strict vigilance of the storekeeper. The stock chart should be maintained regularly so that any deficit in stock can be brought to notice.

Last but never the least it is important to buy insurance cover for all the workers as well as the working equipments. But at the same time it is necessary to take proper safety steps. All insurance claims are liable to rejections if the safety requirements are not being complied with.
No one can argue with the fact that workplace safety is important, yet it’s often unintentionally overlooked, leaving workers and others on the job site exposed to risk. Safety Management Group’s trained safety advisors can identify unsafe acts and conditions and provide practical solutions for minimizing those risks. Additionally, Safety Management Group’s safety professionals can help clients to develop a culture of safety on their job sites. The on- or off-site training that Safety Management Group provides can equip all the members of a construction team with the tools they need to perform their job safely, whether they need basic safety training or project-specific safety training. “Everyone has a piece in the safety puzzle,” “We want every person on that construction team to know what their roles are regarding safety—the project manager, the foreman, the superintendent, and the field worker all have a responsibility. We lay that out up front.”


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