The most important questions being asked about workplace safety are: how do we effectively impact safety awareness to keep our employees from being injured? How, as an employer, do we reduce the drastic increases in workplace incidents as shown over the past year?
A culture of safety needs to be championed at all levels of the organization to ensure that everyone is aware of the importance of safety and takes the necessary steps to prevent accidents. In this article, we will explore why a culture of safety can be beneficial to business owners, and actionable strategies to begin growing a culture of safety at your organization.
In this article we are going to discuss ladder safety. However, before touching on using ladders themselves, first we must ensure the housekeeping of the area in which the work will be conducted is maintained in adequate form — as with any on-the-job-project.
For many, the term “hot work” might conjure up an image of a vast mill, where molten ore is ever present in vats, being poured into casting molds amidst a shower of sparks and extreme radiant heat. Or perhaps one imagines a metal worker operating a plasma table cutting thick sheets of steel like a hot knife through butter. While these are definitely both examples of hot work, the term covers a much wider array of activities performed in varied work environments.