7 basic tips to improve health and safety compliance

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  1. Good housekeeping – Clean and neat work areas mitigate the risk of injuries, including slips, trips and falls

  2. Use the correct tool for the job – Employees are often tempted to use a tool that is the closest or most convenient, rather than the correct tool for the job. This can result in injury or damage to the tool

  3. Wear the correct PPE – Although PPE is the last line of defence when it comes to protecting employees, wearing incorrect PPE for the task or not wearing PPE at all can increase the severity of the injury

  4. “Live equipment” – Always follow proper lock out/tag out procedures prior to performing any maintenance or repair work on equipment. Working on energized equipment can result in serious injuries or fatalities

  5. Chemical labelling or storage – Improper labelling and storage of chemicals can lead to injuries or other losses including property damage

  6. Hazard identification & risk assessment – Hazards and the associated risks need to be identified and communicated to employees on a continuous basis. When an incident takes place, review the risk assessment and control measures to mitigate the likelihood of the same incident taking place

  7. Stop work – Work should be stopped whenever hazards need to be addressed in order to provide a safe working environment.

 

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