Employers are legally bound to guarantee the safety of their employees. But more than a measure to comply with law, keeping employees safe makes them more inclined to be productive. Ensuring your people’s safety makes good business sense, so it pays to implement measures that improve safety at your workplace. For those who belong to the construction industry, U.S. Healthworks for Employers would like to recommend implementing these safety measures:
Ensure safety of work areas
Scaffolds and ladders are associated with a lot of injuries in the construction industry. To reduce risks when working with these tools, ensure that all your people are properly trained in their use. Make sure they know the proper preparations before beginning their work. Likewise, ensure that a scaffold or ladder is properly secured before any worker climbs up on them. This is something that needs to be done at the beginning of every work day.