Worksite safety can be defined as the protection of the well-being of the employees of a company to reduce the number of injuries and sickness during work hours. This is done under the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act of 1970. Under the OSH Act, employees must be given proper preventive training and orientation on the different hazards present in the workplace.
Through such an initiative, the employee would have less chance of having workplace-related injuries. Besides training and orientation, the law also covers the right of the employee to know about rigthe ht to information to health and safety laws and to file a complaint with the government if ever the law is being violated.
With this being said, it should be clear that business owners such as construction firms should be aware and proactive of their environment to keep their employees from being injured. Once an accident happens, it should be reported to the reported to your employees. If there is a violation of the law, you can go to the Occupational Safety and Health Association.
One violation an employer can commit is overlooking safety practices. Although it could just be unintentional, disregarding workplace safety can cause injuries to employees. Here are eight of the most overlooked safety practices from Progressive Safety Equipment so you could be aware of the risk level in your workplace.