Safety at Work
Safety is important issue
everywhere, however certain aspects of the Workplace Environment can make it
extremely imperative that individuals have basic Safety "Savvy".
- In most situations
employees have no control over the Safety of their Workplace Environment. It
is often taken for granted that the Employer is monitoring any potentially
hazardous conditions and would inform it's Employees to beware of any such
situations or conditions. This is not always the case and the fault cannot
blindly be placed on the Employer. Assuming that the Employer is concerned
with such issues, they still must depend on the knowledge, dedication, and
communication of it's Employees to provide a Safety Conscious Workplace.
This is where participation in a Safety-oriented program presenting basic
safety knowledge (and specifics to a particular Workplace) and skills should
be made a part of "Business as Usual" and avenues for further
answers or information should be provided to those interested or concerned.
- For those in occupations
that are exposed daily to Electrical Equipment and Wiring Systems, such as
those involved in Maintenance or any of the Trades the importance of Current
Safety Education and Information cannot be understated. Through
"familiarity" with Electrical components and constant exposure to
them, it is only Human Nature to take some things for granted. These
"Professionals" often have a tendency to ignore basic safety
practices to get the job done faster or cheaper.
- Many unqualified
individuals are known to practice Electrical Work simply because they've "seen
it done a million times" and have never had a bad experience. Many
Businesses and even large corporations have Electrical work performed by
their employees, (which may not be totally qualified for the services they
perform) Though most of these tasks performed may be minor, and often
considered temporary, they should be performed in "a Neat and Workmanlike
Manner" and "according to all applicable codes and
the Workplace, Safety Conditions should be monitored closely and taken very
seriously as they can affect many. Many Accidents and Injuries can been
prevented with just a little more attention to basic safety principles. The
Links presented here will supply you with more specific and authoritative
Also, see Workers'
Rights page @ Osha