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1. Recognize the risks.
2. Create a safety plan.
- Procedures for handling injuries, including treatment and reporting.
- Protocol for reporting malfunctioning work equipment.
- Contact information for emergency responders.
- Easy-to-read maps for evacuating the building or area.
- Contact information for questions or concerns.
Of course, it’s not just sufficient to have the plan; it’s important practice the plan as well, with an annual or semi-annual drill. This helps to reinforce what employees should do if there’s a fire, active shooter, or natural disaster at work.
3. Hold regular safety training.
- Suitable, protective workplace clothing.
- How to safely operate equipment.
- How to use protective gear such as hardhats, vests or gloves.
- How to prevent fatigue or overuse injuries.
4. Install wireless surveillance cameras.
- Watching over the site to ensure employees are following safety rules.
- Gaining insight into accidents to pinpoint what safety guidelines may have been violated.
- Preventing future accidents and injuries by seeing what happened and implementing prevention into training.