If there is something important in every workplace is the health and safety regulations. Without doubt, the companies are very interested in those regulations and keeping up with them. All professionals have the same concerns. From factory workers to installation experts. As with everything in life, there are companies that don’t apply these regulations as they should, and often times workers get disable to work or seriously hurt or even dead.
Health and safety regulations are very important for several reasons.
OSHA is a company that its sole purpose is making sure that every company complies with the regulations. Of course, there are not enough employees in OSHA to keep an eye on every company existent, but, some tactics are used.
We all know that the asbestos are a serious issue for the employees’ health. Well, some construction companies, when advice of the danger and are asked to remove the asbestos. They choose to do it themselves without hiring professional asbestos removal companies. Even though the employers think that they are very careful in removing the asbestos, they still put in risk the health of the employees even for life.
Another big problem inside many companies, regarding safety regulations is that many employees refuse to wear proper safety equipment. Many times, simple but very important safety tools are ignored by the employees for some reason. This is risky for the employees themselves. Often times this happens because employees are desperate to finish a task very fast forgetting about their proper safety equipment. Sometimes it’s simply climb to difficult areas without waiting for a ladder or a lifter.
How about forgetting or just ignoring to wear adequate shoes or boots that need to be worn in dangerous situations. Some little incidents happen and someone could say that is just “part of the job” but, it doesn’t have to be like that.
Companies need to be up t date with first aid a CPR as a minimum to help to comply with safety and health regulations.
It’s important to train every employee to act as a team when a dangerous situation occurs. This way they get used to help each other in any risky situation.
Sometimes the regulations are hard to understand. If you have any problem understanding such regulations, you really need to get some help, this is extremely important. Some regulations use some definitions and/or words that are difficult to understand for many employees.
An example is some health insurance paperwork. Have you noticed how difficult they are to understand? Please, never hesitate to ask your boss or supervisor about anything you need to know about the health and safety regulations that apply to the company.
Yes, these regulations are to protect you, but at the end, it’s you who needs to take care of yourself in order to keep you about of any danger.