Keeping Workplace Accidents to a Minimum

If there’s anything that any supervisor or manager wants to avoid, it’s a workplace accident. Fortunately, the majority of workplace accidents are entirely avoidable—as long as appropriate steps are taken to keep employees safe. These are some of the things you can do in order to minimize the likelihood of a workplace accident:

Keeping all vehicles up to date.

One of the most common reasons worksite accidents happen is continued use of vehicles that have not been properly kept up. In order to ensure that all work vehicles are safe to drive, it’s important to have them routinely serviced and repaired when necessary. Make sure everybody on site knows to report any issues with a work vehicle right away.

Maintaining a clean work environment.

If a worksite is filled with clutter, accidents become much more likely. You can help to reduce the risk of those accidents by cleaning up spills right away, keeping cords out of walkways, and making sure that there is plenty of open, clear space for people to walk safely. In addition, cleaner work environments also tend to be more productive.

Putting up safety signs.

Having the right signage can make a significant difference. You can help to ensure that everybody on a worksite is aware of proper safety regulations and procedures by posting them prominently on signs. You can also use signs to warn visitors about the presence of hazardous materials or dangerous equipment.

Using only the right equipment.

In order for your employees to carry out their duties safely and correctly, they need to have the right tools. That means they need to have equipment that is new and fully functional. Your employees also need to have proper safety equipment such as goggles and gloves, and they need to be trained how to use them appropriately.

Do you want to make sure that your Tucson worksite stays as safe as possible? With the advanced technologies we offer at Guardvant, improving your safety standards becomes a much more attainable goal. For more information, call (520) 299-1911.