Hello My Fellow Rustin's, I wanna talk about workplace safety and why it is so important. So let's define Work Safety and what is it????
Safety training refers to the training program for employees to learn about precautionary processes, procedures and practice their applications to mitigate risk or the chance of injury on the job. Safety training is an important module of an organization's compliance training program. When we do not have safety measures in place at work, some people can really hurt themselves or even worse including death. A safe and healthy workplace not only protects workers from injury and illness, it can also lower injury/illness costs, reduce absenteeism and turnover, increase productivity plus morale of the workers. I believe when workers feel safe at work and have proper equipment to do their jobs goes along way. Having safety meetings a few times a month can help with providing information for workers especially new hires how to properly work equipment in a safe productive manner. Safety training teaches employees that they have to work together as a team and care for each other’s safety. This helps build team spirit, shows proper safety communication can also be profitable for the organization in the long run.
When people have to miss work because of illness or injury, absenteeism will start to rise in the workplace. Workplace absenteeism refers to time taken off work due to illness or other reasons, such as childcare or transportation issues. Studying patterns of workplace absences can be useful for public health. Workplaces may have systems in place to help with employees missing work for example LOA's or Leave of Absence, Workers compensation or disability depending on the circumstances. These programs are intended to either keep the job for the employee while being out of work or still paying the employee while out of work. Even some of these programs have a time limit as well.
We Support Safe Workplace practices and protections because working people need to feel safe at work and need to be assured they are covered if something happens to them at work. Click on the video below to learn more about Safety in the WorkPlace.