Importance of Safety Training
Organizations such as construction companies that use dangerous equipment and hospitals exposed to deadly diseases use safety training to ingrain safety into the workplace culture. The importance of safety training extends beyond a worker’s introduction to the job. It also encompasses situations when his job changes or when working conditions change. Without an understanding of safety practices related to her job, a worker will be at a higher risk for workplace injury, illness or death.
There are many hazards to workplace health and safety which many can be mitigated by training, awareness, and team support. Here are some common workplace hazards and risks that employers will continue to face:
Falls – This a common risk no matter the working environment an employee may be in, but can amount to significant decrease in productivity or missed time from work.
Toxic Event – Gas and chemical leaks including asbestos continue to be a hazard that many employers need to plan for and respond to.
Repetitive Motion / Ergonomic Risks – With many industries having a bulk of its workforce, engaged in one posture, repetitive motions, or heavy lifting throughout the day, employees may suffer from injuries that could have short-term or permanent ramifications.