On the surface, a company could maintain a stellar safety record, but a little bit of a deeper dive shows that they might just be "cooking the books".
The word ensure...what does it mean...what does it stand for...and do employers take it seriously?
There are those of us in our respective professions that have done the same task thousands upon thousands of times...so many times that we can do it in our sleep. We've done it time and time again without incident...but all that can change at a moment's notice.
A few years ago, the Secretary of Labor delivered a speech addressing safety in the workplace, and among his comments, he said:
When a store assistant went to work one morning, she had every notion that workday was going to be just like any other...but it was far from it.
Suffering an injury while working is never fun...and the impact of the injury could actually lurk long after you've healed physically.
We're beginning the holiday season, and with the holidays comes many businesses getting in the holiday spirit by putting up festive holiday lights & decorations. With those increased worker responsibilities, comes increased risks.
If you hurt your head just while playing with your kids...you wouldn't let that pain and the effects to linger...so why would you suffer through the pain do an injury occurring at work.
Any time employees are working around moving vehicles, there is the threat that an accident could occur.
No matter how long you, as an employee, have been working with a certain type of machinery, it is imperative to work with the utmost caution. In turn, employers must take action to ensure their worker's safety by continually inspecting and maintaining the machines. Even with precautions being taken...accidents still occur.