But Along With Everything I Look Forward To... - 11/20/2017
U.S. Compliance Systems, Inc.
Monday, November 20, 2017
Safety E-QuickTips is a weekly email designed to help Employers and Employees start their week with a short thought about safety in the workplace.
But Along With Everything I Look Forward To...
This time of year seems to come more quickly each year. Although it does seem to come quicker each year, it’s still one of my favorite times of the year.
But along with everything I look forward to come those potential holiday distractions and stresses that we all have to watch out for when it comes to workplace safety.
So for that reason I thinks it a good idea to remind everyone from employers to employees that we need to pay special attention to workplace safety during the holiday season.
Safety among other things, such as knowing what to do under what circumstances, takes a full commitment to paying attention to detail. However, it is possible that an individual employee may have other things on his/her mind related to the holiday season. Time and money constraints may be overwhelming and these very real concerns may adversely impact safe behavior.
Even pleasantries such as reflecting on the meanings of the various holidays, parties, family gatherings, interacting with their children, and so on may be a mental distraction for your employees at work.
Without beating this subject to death, be aware that employees may have things on their mind that are not related to work and may result in skipping this or that safety procedure. Supervisor observation, safety meetings, and regular and frequent job site safety inspections are, as always, in order.
And last but not least, don't forget the weather.
If you or your employees are working outside, this time of year also brings nastier weather to most of the country. Wind, cold, snow and ice are just around the corner.
From a safety standpoint, proper clothing, gloves, and footwear will make work more enjoyable and, more importantly, safer. Ensure your employees are protected from the elements. If possible, portable heaters for warmth and sheeting for protection from winds can be used.
Insist that your employees wear appropriate clothing for the existing weather conditions.
From all of us at U.S. Compliance Systems, have a Safe and Happy Holiday Season. And if you are going to participate in Black Friday - Be Careful Out There!
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