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Fundamental Facts About Workplace Near Miss Reporting

27th July 2011
By Tristen in Business Law
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Fundamental Facts About Workplace Near Miss Reporting

Often the hidden dangers at a job location can become a cause for regrettable workplace near miss reporting. Heat dangers often fall in that category. They can encourage the development of cramping and frightening signs of exhaustion. If not corrected they can invite repeated occurrences of heat stroke, coma and seizures.

Such tragedies can be avoided by asking employees to attend programs injury learning events. Risks, such as the one that was mentioned above can be highlighted at such a program. In addition, an expert can present important material. Then following that presentation, those in attendance could break into workshops. Protective walking might be the focus of one such workshop.

That focus should certainly encourage a discussion on walking working surfaces. That is the technical name for any method that helps to reduce the number of on-site slips, trips and falls. Experts in that field are familiar with terms such as floor hole and floor opening.

Employees should learn what characterizes each of those two dangers. The former is between one inch and twelve inches wide. The latter has a width that exceeds 12 inches. It is so large that a man or woman could fall into it.

After attending such a workshop, a supervisor should realize the importance of listening to one particular complaint. That is the one that contains these words: working surfaces slippery. That indicates that certain chemicals have made their way onto the work floor.

Many different workers use dangerous chemicals while on the job. Those men and women must learn how to minimize the possible dangers posed by those chemicals. For their part, employers must make sure that any area where men and women carry out their job responsibilities remains well ventilated.

A number of other precautions can limit the number of on-site injuries, especially those caused by slippage of feet on an unclean surface. Workers must be trained to use care when storing and handling flammable solvents. Those men and women should be told to refrain from smoking or drinking while working with toxic materials.

Any debris that might contain a harmful material should be cleared out of every work area. If at all possible, the man or woman in charge of a location should abolish any potential danger. For example, he or she should arrange for a guard to stand at any one sided door that is near a dangerous piece of equipment. By enforcing such measures, a boss can reduce the risks to which his or her employees must be exposed.
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