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14 Fire Safety Tips you need to teach your Kids

14 Fire Safety Tips you need to teach your Kids

Children are fast learners than us. No doubt they can adopt things way early than we does. Once kids reach at a certain age they view the world with curiosity and that is the perfect time to feed them with information that can help them, people around them & the society they live in. Yes, I am talking about teaching kids about fire safety & 911.

We might think that for kids this is not important at an early age, but sorry to disappoint, when the time comes your kids needs to be aware of what to do?

No matter you are a parent, teacher or a caretaker you need to gather kids around you & teach them some basics on how to protect themselves in case of emergency fire. Kids also need to be aware of how to use fire equipment service which in most cases can save a lot of legwork for firemen.

Coming back to the topic here are some tips that you can inform your kids with:

  1. Where is the Escape route?

Teach the kids about basics of an escape route. It will be a great advantage if the kids know how to find the escape route & direct other kids towards it. Teach the kids possible ways to escape from a room and move towards the escape route.

  1. Teach kids to use windows as tools

Make sure you inform kids how to check the windows. Windows are a source of oxygen for kids. Teach the kids how to make windows assessable in case of emergency.

  1. Escape ladders on Second Floor

Normally escape ladders are on the second floor. Educate your kids on how to use an escape ladder and how they can teach everyone around them to do the same.

  1. Making their way to Safe location

Good thing about kids is that they do not panic like adults. If you teach them how to act in case of emergency, they usually turn out to take better decisions than most adults. A good way to teach kids is to teach them in play. Blindfold the kids and ask them to find their way out. This is the most effective method which give instant results, and kids get trained to walk out of any emergency situation.

  1. Rhyming is one of the quickest way to teach them

Best way to teach the kids is to teach them with rhyme. Take the steps necessary for basics of fire safety and turn that into a poem. Kids now only have to remember the poem and in this way they will carry out all the necessary steps to prevent from fire.

  1. Train the kids with Smoke Detectors

Educating kids regarding the home detectors can be a great start. The way smoke detectors operate and alarms work is a necessary learning for every child.

  1. Run outside and stay outside

Normally kids are smart with this. But incase teach the kids to stay out once they are out of the house. Normally kids tend to follow the steps of their parents. The way you act in emergency will affect the behavior of kids. Teach your kids to run out of the building in case of emergency and never look back.

  1. Teach kids to Pause, Drip, and Roll

This is one of the most important steps you can teach your kids. In an emergency to pause whatever they are doing, drip and roll to a safe place. First show the kids how to do it, and then ask them to try it with variations.

  1. Keep kids away from matches

Off course this is basic but sometimes kids do things that can be very dangerous. If there is a match box or a lighter ask the kids to stay away from it at all costs.


  1. Go to the fire safety plan

Do drills in which you can teach your kids to follow certain steps in case of emergency. There should be a guideline, a to-do list to follow. And pick a safe place in your home and ask the kids to go there if something happens.

  1. Crawl when necessary

Teach the kids to crawl in case of extreme fire. Get on the ground and stay away from smoke wherever possible.

  1. Don’t panic, act!

If the clothes get fire teach your kids not to panic and go for the above pause, drip and roll technique to prevent further damage to the body.

  1. Never go inside a building

Once the kids are out teach them not to go inside for anything. Wait for others to come but do not try to go inside to help them.

  1. Call 911

This is one of the basic and first things kids needs to learn. Teach them to call 911 and fire brigade units. Or ask a neighbor or a relative to do so.

The above tips are quite effective when done right. Kids are more sensitive than adults. But, if you rehearse with them what to do in case of emergency if would be easy for them to follow.

How to Prepare Your Business for a Severe Weather Storm

How to Prepare Your Business for a Severe Weather Storm

No matter what size company you have, you need a plan for keeping your business, employees and customers safe in all types of weather, from thunderstorms to tornadoes and more. If you have a supply chain, keeping it moving is another severe weather concern.

Weather Safety Tips

Earth Networks offers solutions for all your weather planning needs. Here are some weather safety tips for business locations to help you get started on your severe-weather plan:

  • Stay in touch: Make sure everyone gets timely text and email updates about the weather situation and business planning at affected locations. Consider how and when to let clients know your situation as well.
  • Stock up on essentials: Storms can hit while you’re at work and it may be safer to stay there than make your way home in blizzard conditions. Your office should have water, first-aid kits, flashlights, food and batteries, as well as a radio.
  • Save data externally: Save files to an external server or cloud storage. If your office is shut down, you can still access client need business documents.
  • Invest in a generator: You may lose power at your site. A generator can keep your business moving and help employees remain calm vs. stumbling around in a dark office.

Putting Plans Into Action

evere weather events can happen anywhere, at any time. Earth Networks can help you decide when to put emergency plans into action. Real-time data using our severe weather radar and meteorological forecasting services can help you make plans for staffing, business hours and customer orders ahead of time so you’ll know what to do when the storm hits.

Our severe weather tracker gives you current conditions, with detailed maps to share with staff wherever they are. This allows you to consult colleagues at various sites to make business operation decisions ahead of time and keep your supply chain operating even during a storm.

We can help keep your business functioning in severe weather. Contact Earth Networks by phone at 301-250-4000 or via our website.

DIY Safety Tips for Home Improvement Project

DIY Safety Tips for Home Improvement Project

Home improvement is one of the factors that contribute to a bigger budget for your home’s basic maintenance. In fact, some homeowners try to skip doing home improvement projects due to the assumption that it can cause them a fortune in doing so.

However, not everyone is aware that doing home improvements by yourself can save you a lot of money. I’m not talking about complicated, over-the-top improvements, I’m referring to simple DIY tips that you can easily follow with the use of some simple tools available at home.

But before you go on and start browsing for DIY home improvement projects, learn first about the safety tips that you can incorporate into your work.

Tip #1 Check Your Tools

Make sure all the tools that you are going to use are in perfect working condition. A power tool, such as a power saw or a wood router that is not maintained well nor checked for any damages can cause accidents. So, make sure to check all your tools before using them. If you noticed even a small damage or a minor issue, don’t risk using it.

TIP #2 Invest in Safety Equipment

Before starting any DIY projects, make sure to invest in safety equipment. If you are working with a tool that can cause an injury, you have to be prepared and well-equipped. The most common types of safety accessories are helmet, gloves, goggles and ear plugs/ear muffs.

TIP #3 Have a First-Aid Kit Ready

A first aid kit should be available in the house or easily accessible in case of accidents. The most common accident that can happen during DIY projects are accidentally cutting yourself, hitting your finger with a hammer, or in the worst-case scenario, losing a limb. A first aid kit should have the essentials and must-have items for minor cuts and medicine to prevent infections.

TIP #4 Protect Your Kids

If you have kids at home, it is important to keep the area that you are working on restricted or inaccessible to them. You should tell them about the dangers that the project you’re working has for small children like themselves. Try to incorporate to them the safety practices, to make them understand what you are trying to imply.

TIP #5 Take Extra Precaution for Power Tools

Always take extra precaution when using a power tool. If this is the first time that you’ll be using one, try to read the manual first on how to use them effectively. Don’t forget to unplug it from the power outlet, even if you’re still going to use it later. Read the manual on how to clean it and store it properly.

TIP #6 Keep A Clean Workstation

Always keep your workstation clean. Another factor that might cause accidents is an untidy workstation. Make sure to put the tools that you will no longer use back to its safety place. Don’t keep any jobs hanging as well and try to divide your projects into different sectors or tasks. Complete each task separately until you finish the whole project.

TIP #7 Make Sure You Are Knowledgeable About the Project

If you think you can’t handle a particular project easily, don’t start it. A good example is fixing your electrical system. If you don’t have enough knowledge about this area, you might want to steer clear from it and let a pro do their job. Accidents happen due to insufficient awareness in the project they’re working on, it is best to know what you can and can’t do.

Always remember to keep safety as your top priority, you might be able to save money on DIY home improvement projects, but have to shell out extra money due to accidents that can easily be prevented.

Author Bio: Anthony is a Home Improvement DIYer, who is interested in different projects of Home Improvement. He blogs at Equipment Area, where he shares tips, guides and reviews of different tools around the house.

Understanding Behavior-based Safety

Understanding Behavior-based Safety

There is a reason they are called ‘accidents.’ Let us look at usual dry facts recorded by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). In 2014, the US building boom spiked construction worker injury and death on construction sites increased by 5% in 2014, to 874%. Hundreds of thousands of workers are injured on the job, filing an incredible 1 million workers’ compensation claims a year for both temporary conditions – such as broken bones and sprains – and permanent injuries, including paralysis and loss of limbs.

In another take, the BLS also stated that nationwide, a preliminary total of 4,679 fatal work injuries were recorded in 2014, up from the revised count of 4,585 fatal work injuries in 2013, according to the results from the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) program. In Pennsylvania alone, 2014 saw the incidence of 175 fatal work injuries in 2014.

How does it happen?

Maybe a story will work better where statistics might be hard to relate. Take the case of Steve, an experienced technician. He was performing a simple task but his mind wandered and his hand strayed.

“I was cutting compound miters on a radial-arm saw.  It was real routine – make a cut, move the piece, make a cut….

“Like 99.99% of the injured workers you talk to, I was tired, hassled, and rushed,” Steve says.

“A couple of people found the tips of my index finger in the sawdust. They put it in a coffee cup with some ice, and the doctor was able to take the skin off and graft it on. The finger works fine. It’s just a little narrower.” 

Steve keeps this memory fresh so that he won’t run into trouble again. “From that day on, I haven’t run a piece of work through without imaging my finger going into the cutter.  That sounds horrible, I know, but it gives me a heightened awareness.

Unfortunately, to maintain a heightened state of awareness is hard. So hard, that in the course of work, no means should be spared to keep workers in a perpetual state of awareness of the logical, if unexpected consequences of their every action. It is a fact that even experienced automobile technicians get hurt. They were performing a simple task, their stopped paying attention for just a moment and a hand went the wrong way.

Safety Begins in Your Head

If we are talking about the logical but unwanted consequences of actions of a number of people who are engaged in potentially dangerous work, then the best way understanding the problem is to take a look at the way people behave. Anywhere people come together in a group to engage in a task that is greater than the sum of their parts, the organization has a responsibility to ensure the safety of each individual.

When it comes to large scale operations such as a factory assembly line, or even a public beach, the concept of behavior-based safety largely lies and is dependent on people’s values, attitudes and belief system. The most commonly used system in behavior-based safety is the Hierarchy of Hazard Control. This comprises of five components that escalate to pretty much nail all the areas that you can be instrumental in promoting a culture of safety. Let us quickly understand these components:

  1. Elimination: The most effective way to deal with a hazard is to simply remove it; often physically.
  2. Substitution: The second most effective approach is to replace the hazard with something that is safe, such as changing to lead-free paint or materials to take just one example of substitution.
  3. Engineering Controls: This is the third most effective way. By engineering controls, we simply mean keeping people away from the hazard. Enclosure and isolation are two main principles of engineering controls for hazards.
  4. Administrative Controls: Procedure changes, training, signage and labeling are some administrative controls. Here, experts at Clarion Safety suggest, symbols on safety signs and labels that show human interaction with a hazard give viewers more imperative to take precautions to avoid it
  5. Personal protective equipment: Finally, it is down to wearing protective equipment such as hard hats, air filters, gloves, safety goggles, etc.

If we are talking about the purely behavioral aspect, the most important thing is knowing when to stop what you are doing because you are about to cross the point of no return is important. You should know the limits of your abilities and knowledge. Just like excessive force, excessive ignorance is a sure sign that things are going, or are about to go wrong. Remember, it costs nothing to stop at the beginning of a task but it is very expensive to undo any damage that might result of over-confidence.

How to safely handle chemicals?

How to safely handle chemicals?

Keeping your workers safe inside your facility should always be your number one priority, especially when it comes to dealing with chemical products. We all know that these products have to be handled and stored cautiously. Therefore, if you want your employees to work in good and safe conditions, here are a few tips that may be of some use to you:

First of all it is important that all your personnel wear the proper PPE (Personal Protective Equipment); glasses, gloves, protective helmets, masks, and so on. Some chemicals can be toxic or corrosive, it is thus compulsory for your workers to be protected from the potential dangers related to their handling, not only from a safety point of view but also from a legislative point of view.

Never skip on the training. You have to teach your employees how to react in case of emergency, what kind of action should be taken in case of spill, or if a product or a part of the facility catches fire. Indeed, chemical incidents can happen very fast and it is necessary to be able to react quickly in order to prevent the situation from getting worse. This article ( tells us how a gas cloud was created after two chemicals were mixed together in a swimming pool. Thankfully the employees were able to take the right decision, and immediately evacuated and closed the leisure center. This goes to show us how important it is for the personnel to be aware of the measures that have to be taken in case of emergency.

Also, make sure that all your chemical products are properly labelled so that your employees get all the information needed when they are handling them. A label usually specifies the name of the product, the risks and the safety measures linked to its use, as well as the name and contact details of the manufacturer. This information will allow your workers to quickly understand what type of product they are dealing with, which will help them handle them the proper way.

We could not end this post without talking about the fact that all chemicals cannot and should not be stored together. They all have their special features; this is why an explosive product should never be kept in the same place as a flammable product. There is no need to be a scientist to know what kind of reaction would occur if these two products were to come into contact. Moreover, some chemicals have to be kept in specific conditions; in a cold or in a well-ventilated place, and so on… Make sure you are abreast with such requirements so that the security in your workplace is optimal. Also, if you know your facility does not own the infrastructure necessary to the storage of chemicals, you can hire the services of specialized companies such as Barnastock ( which warehouses were designed in order to safely store all types of chemical products.



Common Office Injuries and How to Avoid Them

Common Office Injuries and How to Avoid Them

Construction sites and factories seem more dangerous than other workplaces and this is why they have such strict safety protocols. However, just because an office environment is safer doesn’t mean that it is completely safe.

Office workers face a distinctive set of potential injuries than do those in other fields. For example, remaining seated indoors, while talking on the phone or using a computer means the top injuries experienced by office workers are vision strain, pain in the wrists and hands, and neck and back pain.

Nevertheless, the most frequent cause of injury is one that people in any workplace suffer: slips and falls. People in an office workplace, however, are two times more likely to injure themselves in a fall than those in any other work environment.

It is, therefore, critical that people employed in an office remain alert, use common sense, and think ahead.


Not only are falls the most common type of office injury, they are also the cause of the most disabling injuries experienced by these workers. Falls result in disabling injuries for those in offices two to two-and-a-half times more frequently than they do for workers in other settings.

Falls are most frequently caused by:

·        Using a chair as a substitute for a ladder

·        Stumbling over loose cords or electrical wires, open file or desk drawers, objects in walkways/hallways, or loose carpeting

·        Slipping on a wet floor

·        Reaching for something or bending while seated on a wobbly chair

·        Insufficient lighting

As you can see from the list of causes, falls are preventable. Employees should:

·        Get up when trying to reach something instead of stretching while they remain seated

·        Look ahead before walking and avoid moving forward until their path is clear

·        Close drawers immediately after they are done using it

·        Use a stepladder to reach things overhead, rather than a chair

·        Report all fall hazards, like loose carpeting or electrical cords

·        Try to reduce fall hazards by cleaning up spills and picking up objects that could lead to injuries

Lifting Injuries

People who work in offices often find themselves lifting heavy items, even though that doesn’t seem like it should be such a frequent part of the job. But, workers nonetheless find themselves moving computers, monitors, stacks of files, reams of paper, etc.

If the lifting is done without proper precautions, it can lead to injury, especially for employees that tend to have minimal physical exertion during their workday. If an item feels too heavy to lift, employees need to ask for help or have another person do the lifting for them, as improper technique often leads to injury of the back, neck, and shoulders.

When lifting an item in the office, employees need to:

·        Lower their body by squatting

·        Using their legs to return to standing

·        Keep their back straight

·        Use the entire hand to secure the object, rather than the tips of the fingers

·        Hold the item close to their body, rather than extended

·        Avoid twisting

When they are prepared to set the item down, they need, again, to use their legs (instead of their back) for strength.

Struck by Objects

It sounds funny, but office workers are frequently injured when they are struck by objects, bump into objects, or find themselves caught between objects. Object injuries include:

·        Catching fingers in drawers

·        Catching fingers in windows

·        Catching fingers in paper cutters

·        Catching hair or jewelry in office machinery

·        Bumping into desks

·        Getting hit by falling objects from cabinet tops

·        Having items cropped on feet

·        Being hit by a falling cabinet

·        Being struck by an opening drawer

These injuries can be avoided by remaining alert to the surrounding. Employees should concentrate on what they are doing and be mindful of the placement of their feet, hair, jewelry, and fingers. All materials should also be safely stored away, and equipment should have proper safety guards.


Jean Machado is a human resources specialist, head of an office safety team at her company, and a writer. She does freelance work for several trade publications targeted at executives and office workers. She’s also an expert health blogger specializing in behavior problems, addiction, recovery, treatment such as <a href=”” target=”_blank” rel=”dofollow”>treatment for marijuana addiction</a>.



Ever since the coming of motor vehicles, transportation has taken a turn to more accidents and gruesome deaths by accidents over the past few years. Two wheelers and four wheelers along with HLVs have been experiencing rash driving due to the lack of road rules and safety measures. World over, accident rates have shown that measures need to be taken to provide safety or at least warn the drivers of possible dangers and remind them to stick to the traffic rules. VMS, Variable Message Signs have been introduced to update the drivers of multiple road rules and warnings that can be read with ease while driving.

What Are Variable Message Signs

Dynamic or Variable Message Signs refer to electronic traffic message signs used on the roadways to keep the travelers informed about the route or about any warnings in their journey. These could be to inform the passengers as well as the drivers about any traffic congestions, roadwork zone diversions, accidents ahead, speed limits or speed breakers. But in Urban areas, the VMS is covered only for parking guidance along with information systems that update the drivers about parking spaces and other instructions.

These message signs can be easily programmed and controlled wirelessly via a cellphone or wireless network. Some of the message types that VMS include are:

  • VMS can be used to display promotional messages about any services that the road authority might be providing such as carpooling.
  • It could warn the passengers about any crashes. It could also specify if it was a rollover or a spin out crash.
  • Inform about any road-works in process
  • Updating traffic congestions and other situations.
  • Road deviations and exit ramp closures.
  • Any fire emergency or vehicle on fire.
  • Weather warnings and AMBER, SILVER and BLUE alerts
  • Travel time limits for HLVs into city and city load limits
  • Speed limits within and outside city
  • Car parking bay availability

What Are Driver Feedback Signs

These signs are placed only to inform and keep the driver alert about the road safety rules in and around the city. They include:

  • Speed awareness for residential communities
  • Silence and speed awareness in school zones and educational areas.
  • Warning for jaywalking and pedestrian crossing in hospitals, etc.

These signs have proven highly effective over time in aiding traffic slowing. It also allows planned planning of traffic enforcements with access to timely data. It allows a pre-programmed automatic generation of reports giving engineers an uncomplicated view of speed data and comparative analysis. The benefits of having Driver Feedback Signs are:

  • High contrasting resolution LED design board for both day and night visibility
  • Additional features of emoticons in addition to speed limit display
  • Reasonable pricing
  • Easy statistical data collection
  • Easy to install and function
  • Easy maintenance and tough resistance to weathering.

The application and use of these sign boards have vastly improved driver-traffic communication and given the community more confidence and lesser accidents. With continued use of these signs we can assure 100% safety to drivers and pedestrians.


5+ safety tips for construction workers!

5+ safety tips for construction workers!

The construction job is one of the greatest and, at the same time, one of the riskiest jobs in the world. When you are constructing buildings, you are probably helping thousands of dreams to realize or you are just becoming the reason for providing someone’s haven. This is the part construction become a humane job, a great one. But at the same time, you are probably risking your life every moment you are on the job. Accidents, injuries and stress – you will frequently come across these words if you are in the construction job. And if you are unlucky enough, death is another word that you probably had to hear. It is needless to say that you must take all and every step that ensures your safety – EVRERYDAY!

Your safety precaution should encompass everything that you need to protect your body from – from the tools you work with, the scaffolding, the chemicals, and the piles of construction garbage to your habit of drinking! Here are a few tips that you might start with –

Tip 1: Learn!

Yes – that’s the first and most important things you can do to ensure your safety. And I am not just talking about what safety steps you should take – I am also talking about the escape and exit routes at your workplace; the location of the fire extinguisher and how to use one; the use of first aid kit. Ask your employer to do training if s/he hasn’t yet done one. Ask them to point out places that pose the greatest risk for the workers.

Tip 2: Have a look around

That’s the first rule of safety. As you reach your workplace, just take five minutes and look for any possible sign of danger – check the scaffolding, make sure the ladders are strong enough, test the equipments you work with. If you find something wonky, just inform your employer. Keep your eyes open. You might save yourself and a lot of lives too. Look for any

Tip 3: Wear the right clothes  

And the right gears too! The safety clothing and equipments you put on are known as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the construction business.  The reflective vest, helmet and safety shoes save you from falling objects and sharp tools decreasing the risks of injury to the largest extent. Safety glasses and face masks protect you from hazardous and chemical substances.

Tip 4: Clean the garbage

As soon as you have finished the day’s work, do not make any delay to remove the refuse. Stack of construction garbage increases the risks of injury and if it contains any chemical or hazardous waste, it might set off big accidents.

Tip 5: Do have a lot of water and nutritious food too

That’s the basic rule to protect your health. This might sound like a lame tip. But trust me – if you start consuming more water, you will feel less tired than earlier as you finish your job for the day.

Tip 6: Talk to your workmates

Yes – talk to your workmates, make plans what you would do if someone faces an accident or injury and vice versa. Think of all the possible things you could do if someone gets into an accident – what your immediate action would be, who to inform, which immediate care you could provide. This would have two effects – the more you talk, the better prepared you would be and the less worried you would get if you face such situations. And second, you know you have a person you can lean on in your bad time!

Tip 7: Carry a First Aid Kit with you

You can provide emergency care service if you carry one. And who knows you might even save a life!

And last, but the best piece of advice – make a checklist of your personal safety rules.  Follow it religiously. No one but you can care best for yourself and for your workmates too!

Safety Boots Standards Explained

Safety Boots Standards Explained

Safety boots are essential gear for construction and electrical work. They’re also great for casual or personal use: working in the yard, around the house, or helping a friend with job. But how can you choose the safety boot that both fits your needs and is appropriate for the job at hand? After all, no one wants to spend all that money on a boot, only to end up with a nail through the sole and a sore foot! Fortunately, safety boots come labeled with the standards they meet, making it easy to choose the pair that’s best for you.

Boots labeled with a GREEN TRIANGLE indicate that this is a class 1 toe-capped boot with a puncture-resistant sole (no nails biting through to your feet!). The green triangle indicates that the boots would be appropriate for construction or other heavy industries.

A YELLOW TRIANGLE, on the other hand, means that the shoe is a class 2 toe-capped boot. This means that the shoe is better for lighter jobs, in which you would encounter fewer hazards, while still boasting puncture-resistant soles. They are a little weaker than boots with the green circle.

For situations in which you don’t need to worry about puncture resistance, look for boots bearing a GREY SQUARE with an R encased by a circle (grade 2 protection with no sole puncture protection) or a BLUE SQUARE (grade 1 toe protection, no sole puncture resistance) to suit your needs.

If you’re an electrician, you’ll want to avoid boots with the RED SQUARE with the black “C” on it. This indicates a boot that may not protect you in environments in which you may encounter electrical charges. Instead, if you are working on a job where you are at risk of encountering live electrical conductivity, you will want to purchased boots denoted with a WHITE SQUARE bearing an orange Omega. These will protect you in “live wire” situations.

On the other hand, if you are not working around electricity per se, but rather in environments with a risk of static discharge, boots marked by a YELLOW SQUARE and “SD” will offer you the controlled electrostatic discharge you need in a boot. These boots have been tested and approved for anti-static protection.

Finally, if you’re working a job that requires the use of chainsaws, look for boots that have a green tree on a white background. This indicates that the boots are approved for protection against chainsaws – perfect if you work in the forestry industry or are a logger!

In addition to these markings, you can find a series of codes inside the tongue of your safety work boots. These codes will advise if the boots are for men (M) or women (F); if they offer impact resistance (I); compression resistance ©; metatarsal resistance (mt); conductive properties, which measure the shoe’s ability to drive static electricity away from the body (CD); electrical hazard protection (EH); static dissipative properties (SD); puncture resistance (PR); chainsaw resistance (CR); or dielectric insulation, which gives extra protection from accidental contact with electricity (DI).

All of these markings can be found on the sole or the tongue of the boots. Check out this infograph on the safety boots standards so that you can choose the best boots according to your need. The next time you’re shopping for your next pair of boots for work or an at-home project, be sure to examine them carefully in order to best protect yourself in any situation.


Why Workplace Safety Is so Important For Every Industry?

Why Workplace Safety Is so Important For Every Industry?

 Workplace safety is so important for every industry because workers desire to work in a safe and well protected environment. Healthy and safety workplace is essential for all industry in order to promote the well-being of both employers and employees. Companies and employers that hire workers to work in their firm have a duty and moral responsibility to make available workplace protection. Job associated injuries are something that should be taken as a serious issue and the employers who offer safety measures to its employees can avoid job related injuries considerably.

Every business and industry has safety risks. Hence, companies and managers should devote the time to think about what safety precautions are needed to implement in their company to make sure that their workers are safe every time. Companies in every industry should utilize company resources to confirm that the staffs come to work daily are out of harm’s way. Without a doubt, workplace safety is necessary as it aids the companies to avert deaths, injuries, financial losses, property loss, enhances worker productivity, improves product or service quality, promotes a healthy place to work, and much more.

Here are some top reasons why workplace safety is so important for every industry:

Affect a Worker’s Ability to Effectively Perform

Work place injuries can badly affect workers capability to efficiently perform his job. If the employees are unable to perform his job duties proficiently, the company will have to face many types of losses including financial. Therefore, employers should to take the needed steps to look after employees from the injuries that affect their health. Remember that workplace safety will help you to form a productive, well-organized, contented and stimulating workplace. It can also aid you to create a greatly profitable company.

Affect Many Lives Forever

Irrespective of the nature of a certain business, injuries exist and accidents can take place. Severe workplace injuries or deaths that take place in work place really affect many lives forever including families, wife, kids, parents, friends, communities, and coworkers as well. It is obvious that job related injuries can generate major disaster for the families. The employee and his family who become prey to workplace injury will have to go through financial burdens and it will take a lot of time for them to get away from the burdens cased by the injury.

Affect the Happiness of Many

We all would love to come back home at night in good health when we go to workplace in the morning. Our family members and our friends will also expect us to be back in our home with no injury after the work. If you happen to experience a work related injury, everyone in your family will be shocked and they will lose their happiness until you become alright. The families will forever lose their happiness if death happens to you from your workplace. It is one of the main reasons why companies and employers should create a safe and healthy work environment.

Motivates Employees to Work Industriously

Safety at the workplace is imperative because it has the power to inspire employees to work industriously. Remember that industrious and inspired employers can help the company to earn and save millions. Job safety takes care of all features of physical, mental and social health and safety in a workplace. It is shows company’s attempts to put a stop to injuries and risks in all work environments.

Avoid Financial Loss

Workplace safety helps a company to avoid financial loss. If a worker is injured or happens to die on the job, it costs the company a lot of money. The company will have to suffer from insurance costs, workers’ compensation premiums, and legal costs. Therefore, every company should understand common reasons for injury and take steps to avoid it. A few of the most common reasons behind workplace injuries and risks consist of electrical shocks, falling from heights, hazardous practices which results in accidents, severe cuts or burns, chemical vapors or burns, recurring motion injuries, injuries from moving mechanical parts, unsafe equipment, fire hazards and many more.


Affect Productivity                                                                                                                                               

If a company does not offer workplace safety to its workers, they companies will have to face a lot of issues including productivity. Workplace accidents and injuries will affect a company’s productivity in a negative manner. Injury to a worker denotes lost man hours and the companies should keep in mind that productivity is lost when other employees have to stop doing their job duties in order to take care of the injured person. Employees will become unfocused, troubled and may take long break from work to forget the incident that took place in the company. Some of the employers may even show no enthusiasm to work with your company in future.

Averts Death and Injury

Workplace safety is important for all industry because it averts death and injury. The death of a worker or injury of a staff on the work as a result of poor safety conditions can guide a company to more difficulties. The death of a skilled and experienced employee will definitely affect the company in future along with facing a lot of financial loses. Death and injury that take place in a company will affect a company’s reputation in the business field. None of the employees will show their interest to work in a company that is not safe to work. High-quality working conditions save money as well as improve a company’s reputation in the field.

More Dedicated Workers

There is a chance for the workers to get injured when they hoist heavy items and also deal with unsafe tools. It can result in a harmful psychological impact on an employee and therefore, they may not work with their full dedication. Without a doubt, people working under safe environments will be more dedicated to their work.

Loyalty and Happier Employees

Workers will be loyal to the company if they understand that safety is assured in working conditions. When companies form a healthy and safe workplace, they can form a team of loyal employees. It is clear that a safe and sound working environment makes happier employees because everybody wants safety.


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