July 13, 2012 2 Comments
We are in the middle of the summer and for a lot of companies this is a slower period due to vacations and high temperatures that really can wear down employees. Due to this you run a high risk of accidents and injuries as we continue to strive to meet the customers’ demands.
As employers we must be aware of issues like heat stroke, employees compensating for reduced staff and even lack of attention as they are thinking ahead to the trip to the lake. Some ways to ensure that employees are safe is to discuss the potential risks daily, increase breaks, provide plenty of water and as leaders spend more time on the production floor observing the work environment and address any risks immediately.
Summer is a great time for everyone to take a break and get the rest and fun we earned through working hard the rest of the year. So make sure that it is enjoyable holiday by not having to spend it in the hospital or worse. This starts in fostering a safe work place and continues when we leave and by having a safe and enjoyable summer.