Every day, there is someone who gets injured or even killed while they are doing their duty at work. There are more companies being dragged to court for failing to put in place the right occupational health and safety rules to ensure their employees are safe while at work. There have even been instances where companies have been forced to close down for not ensuring the welfare of their employees are taken care of when it comes to health and safety. This page is a guide on how companies can operate while ensuring their employees are safe.
Understanding Work-Related Injuries
For employers and business owners to formulate and adopt laws that care for occupational health and safety of their employees, they first need to understand the risk the employees face. This page gives details of the type of injuries people are likely to get at work. There is also a list of jobs where someone is likely to get an injury, and what makes people vulnerable when doing specific types of jobs. You could be surprised to know that the jobs that people assume to be safe are the ones where the most fatalities are recorded.
Other than physical injuries, this page also acknowledges the importance of mental health in ensuring that people who are working exploit their full potential. You will find information on what individuals and businesses should do to ensure safety.
Occupational Health and Safety Rules
Legally, every company is expected to have well-laid safety rules that protect both the employer and the owner of the business against injuries and fatalities. The page explains why all companies need occupational safety and health rules and who should ensure that they are followed. It also elaborates some of the consequences of not having safety rules and some of the reasons why companies flaunt rules. It is a learning hub for people who are entering into businesses, those seeking employment, and companies that want to change their policies.
Other than the employers ensuring that their employees are well protected against any harm that they may get at work, employees have a responsibility too. Here, you will understand some of the roles employees have, the expectations put on them, and the reasons, beyond their own safety, why they are expected to adhere to the rules.
Nobody should ever feel like they are at risk while working, and this page has all the information on why and how workplaces should ensure safety.