THE IMPORTANCE OF WORK SAFETY

Published: 17th August 2011
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Thousands of workplace accident cases occur every year. These occurred because of limited job security facilities, also because of lack of understanding about the principle factors that need to be applied by the company. The health and safety philosophy assumes that every employee has a right to get comfortable working protection; however, it is not fully understood either by management or employees. Therefore, it should be understood that the safety and health is a form of employee needs.

In each safety efforts will only be successful if all parties either the company or employees doing a synergistic and harmonious cooperation. Each actor must have a strong will to minimize the occurrence of work accidents. Every Company must have a purpose to minimize the work accident to zero. This can be done by complementing employees with protective equipment while working such as: Earplugs , helmets, safety vests, safety shoes, safety glasses, and so forth. These equipments will be very beneficial for health and safety of employees to obtain maximum security guarantees and likewise with the company will gain maximum advantage.
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To ensure the safety of employees and improve the effectiveness of production, the company should perform the following steps:
(1) Obey the occupational safety and health regulations issued by the government
(2) Create a variety of measures and strategies to deal with safety issues
(3) Provide training and socialization about the employee safety
(4) Provide safety supply maximally
(5) Be responsible for the employees safety

Every company should have a strategy to reduce and even eliminate the accidents in the workplace according to the company's ability. The main strategies that must be applied by the company are:
a. The management needs to set a form of protection and job security for employees in dealing with accidents.
b. The management can determine whether the regulations concerning work safety are formal or informal regulations. Formal regulation is that every rule must be written, implemented and controlled. For example, employees are required to wear latex gloves while doing their job. The informal rules are unwritten rules or in the form of agreements only.

The management need to be proactive and reactive in creating some procedures and plans concerning occupational safety and health of employees. Proactive management means the management needs to continuously improve the procedures and plans of work safety in accordance with the needs of companies and employees. And reactive management is the management needs to immediately address health and safety issues after the accident occurred. The management can improve the quality of worker safety; this means that the company is very concerned with safety and occupational health.


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