Work related injuries can be a lot more serious than just a little paper cut; many days each year are lost as a result of serious accidents in the work place, placing extra strain on already stretched company resources. The best way to stop these injuries is to prevent them with better health and safety training. Here are a few tips which may be helpful to you.
- Proper safety equipment and clothing, such as hard hats, goggles and shoes should be worn during appropriate times.
- Any employee who uses potentially dangerous equipment such as drills, saws, nail guns and blow torches should be provided with proper safety equipment and have a safety prevention program in place.
- Concentrate when lifting heavy weights and make sure that you always lift correctly; simply paying attention to what you are doing could save many people from hurting their back.
- When lifting some things that are very heavy try finding someone to help you share the load.
- Be aware of the potential injuries your job could cause. For example cashiers can suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome because of the repetitive movements, while construction workers using automatic drills can suffer from white finger and Raynauds Disease caused by vibration.
- Listen to what your body is trying to tell you, feeling pain is usually your bodies response to injury so if your are feeling pain while doing something stop as it means you are causing yourself an injury.
- There should be at least one first aid kit for every 30 people employed in the company.