Alertness on the Job
suffers from an accident-related occupational injury once
every four seconds in the United States. Medical bills,
lost wages and lost production time due to accidents on the
job cost nearly $90 million each year.
In order to prevent more
workplace accidents, we must be more safety conscious. Safety
consciousness involves the
- Develop and maintain a good safety attitude.
- Cultivate a "safety sense" about your job.
- Understand the need to properly use and maintain work
- Identify situations that call for Personal Protective
- Be able to administer basic First Aid in common accident
Preventing accidents is another part of making
safety a top priority. Inspect your work area and look
- Keep walkways, hallways and exits clear of obstacles.
- Repair or replace damaged electrical cords.
- Report loose railings for repair.
- Don't overstock shelves.
- Report any unsafe practices to your supervisor immediately.