Work Place Safety

Lesson 8.

Keeping The Workplace Safe.

Keeping the workplace safe is very important and can usually be easy. You should have a good idea on how the a safety and healthy workplace benefits workers, businesses and the community, and if you don't, find out! You should know your responsibilities in keeping the workplace safe and healthy and stick to them. You should keep in mind the regulations and laws for the work you and do, and if your monitoring others, you should know theres too. You should always address the specific workplace hazards that you see and fix the issue if no one has done so yet. If you don't know much about how the workplace could be kept healthier and safer then ask, see if theres anything more you can do to make your work place better.

Common Safety Hazards In The Workplace.

These are a few of the most common safety hazards and most of them can be avoided with good ethics and knowing how to keep the work place safe.

1. Spills on floors or tripping hazards, such as blocked aisles or cords running across the floor.

2. Working from heights, including ladders, scaffolds, roods or any raised work area.

3. Unguarded machinery and moving machinery parts; guards removed or moving parts that a worker can accidentally touch.

4. electrical hazards like frayed cords, missing ground pins, improper wiring.

5. Biological hazards that are caused by being exposed to things like blood, mold/fungi, bacteria and viruses, and animal and bird droppings.