Ann Gabriel | ExecutiveChronicles
There is no exemption for workplace injuries. If an accident is bound to happen, it will happen. The only effective thing that you could do is to prevent it from happening.
Workplace injuries happens anytime and in any place. It could be costly to both the injured employee and the company. Injuries such as strains and sprains, cuts or punctures, contusions, inflammations and fractures are common in the workplace.
Accidents that lead to these injuries are often caused by improper handling (material and tools), obstructions (objects not properly stored, not within line of sight), car accidents, and others.
Companies must institutionalize policies on work safety. Safety must be given top priority. There is extreme importance in protecting workers from injury and possible death.
If you are managing a large corporation, identify leaders that will handle teams of first aid trained individuals. Injuries can often be prevented if companies can implement proper safety measures in the workplace.
To minimize the possibility of injuries, employers should hire physically fit candidates, who are qualified for the job and understand the safety issues involved with the job. Workers should be encouraged to participate in safety drills and should be trained to do first aid and search and rescue. Management must have the firm commitment and must provide support that employees need whenever accidents happen. The proper safety gear, equipment and first aid kits must also be provided in areas which are identified to be safety hazards.
Whenever an accident or injury happens, ensure that employees are given immediate attention and the proper medical care.
Injuries, may it be major or minor can have a lasting impact on employees and may have a negative effect on operations and productivity.