Globally, employees in all industry sectors are exposed to various types of workplace hazards at one point of time or other. While some of them may not be endangering, the remaining ones have the potential to harm workers. These hazards can prove to be costly as they are likely to cause
accidents, physical injuries, damage to the property and downtime resulting in decreased workplace productivity. However, better preparation to control or eliminate these hazards and precautionary measures can prevent many catastrophic events.
It is important to note that workplace safety cannot exist merely by devising best practice guidelines and policies. A safe working environment largely depends on how both the employees and management adhere to and communicate the formulated safety standards.
Therefore, the foundation of successful workplace safety is one that encourages employees to
Five Common Workplace Hazards
Main categories of workplace hazards include
Workplace First Aid Kits
Healthcare Policies and Regulations mandate employers to provide adequate and appropriate medical equipment, facilities and trained personnel to ensure that their employees get immediate attention at the workstations when injured or ill. For this, it is compulsory to have the First Aid Kits adequately stocked at the workplace which includes
It is also important to have ‘round-the-clock’ Ambulance Services on the workplaces that are present on the premises or available ‘on-call’. For this, employers can available the services of Medical Transport in the event of an employee's injury or illness. Reliable private ambulance services may be used in emergencies. Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) may also be availed in non-critical situations where the employee need medical care and support during travel to ensure a completely safe and comfortable journey.
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