Don’t walk on by
As you head home at the end of the work day, you see a spill on the floor. Do you just walk on by? You could be heading to the stock room and notice that someone left an extension cord lying on the floor. Would you just walk on by?
Sometimes, poor housekeeping can cause a workplace injury.
If you see a potential hazard in your workplace, point it out or take care of it before it becomes an accident. Work-related illness and injury are responsible for an astonishing 27 million lost working days each year, not to mention the accompanying pain and suffering these incidents cause. For every major injury there are approximately 300 close calls. Many accidents can be prevented with good housekeeping.
There are some good videos about this on RASI SAFETYTV.
It takes an effort to keep your shop safe so please encourage everyone not to just walk on by.
WRA employs Rick Means as a Safety Specialist who is available to members to help draw up safety plans and suggest topics for safety meetings. Contact him at 360-943-9198, Ext. 18, or mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.