Multiple Approaches to Managing Workplace Safety and Health

When proper safety and health guidelines are not in place, it can lead to workplace accidents or even worse the fatality of an employee. This could not only claim human life but will also disrupt operation, damage equipment and harm the company’s reputation. In order to keep your employees safe, we would like to share some approaches you can take towards managing your workplace safety and health. 

  1. Legislative Approach
    This approach allows you to maintain safety through regulations and laws. These laws are in place to protect your employees from workplace hazards. This approach can be used as a basic set of minimum requirements but in order to achieve a high level of safety, you’ll want to look beyond just complying with legal requirements. 
  2. Technological Approach
    This approach can also be considered the Engineering Approach. The technological aspect can offer solutions to improve safety by eliminating or reducing workplace risks. 
  3. Safety Management System Approach
    This is a highly recognized approach on top of the technological approach. This can be defined as a set of policies, procedures and resources that interact to minimize losses and damage. The main objective is to control risk with an acceptable range in specific operations. This approach must be integrated daily to encourage the safe behavior of the employees. 
  4. Psychological Approach
    This approach emphasizes human factors such as behavior, perception, and attitude. Researchers have found that human factors play a big role in industrial disasters.  So, by managing the psychological aspect of your employees, you can improve your levels of safety performance and reduce your accident rates.

These four approaches are a step in the right direction toward managing safety and health in the workplace. When they are implemented, they will help achieve excellence in the occupational safety and health of your employees.

If you have any additional questions about safety management in your workplace, we here at Safety Solutions and Supply offer different training services for you and your employees. If you need to talk to someone about the above information or our training services feel free to call us at 866-537-2262. 

Safety Solutions & Supply
314 E. Canal St. (State Road 60)
Mulberry, Florida 33860
Phone: 1-866-537-2262 (toll free)
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Trends in … Ladders

Did you know that according to OSHA, one of the leading causes of workplace injuries and fatalities in the workplace are falls from portable ladders? Because of this, safety companies have taken the initiative to find innovations to make the ladder a safer piece of equipment. These  improvements are focused on reducing injury by finding solutions to the most common causes of ladder injuries. Here are some of the improvements you might notice: 

 

  • Weight reduction
    The addition in lightweight fiberglass materials have allowed ladder companies to make lighter ladders and therefore reduce injuries as a high percentage of ladder injuries occur because of the size and weight of the larger ladders. By making them more lightweight, it will prevent any unnecessary injury due to size. 
  • Ground Cue
    Have you ever stepped off of the ladder before getting to the bottom step? This is a very common injury related accident as it has caused twisted ankles, backward falls, or even bruising. To prevent injuries like these, ladder companies have changed the bottom step of the ladder so that it clicks when stepped on it. This will signal the user that it is safe to step off.  

 

  • Additional stability
    Workplace conditions do not always allow for level ground and employees have had to use bricks, boards, etc to help level their ladder. This is an accident waiting to happen, that is why ladder companies are starting to manufacture ladders equipped with leveling devices to provide a wider, level base.

Ladders are an essential piece of equipment for many businesses, and we here at Safety Solutions and Supply are here to help. If you have any questions regarding ladder safety or any additional training services, feel free to contact us here at 866-537-2262.


314 E. Canal St. (State Road 60)
Mulberry, Florida 33860
Phone: 1-866-537-2262 (toll free)
E-mail: [email protected]
Web: solutionsinsafety.com  

RAMP Safety Basics

Are you looking to build a stronger safety culture in your work environment? We here at Safety Solutions and Supply would like to share with you our knowledge about the RAMP program. RAMP is an acronym that stands for: Recognize, Assess, Minimize, and Prepare. You can do that by following the below tips. 

  • Recognizing hazards
    You can recognize the hazard by first understanding the nature of it and identifying the most important physical hazards from equipment, conditions, and procedures. When you know this, you can place it in a category such as flammable, explosive, corrosive, oxidizer, irritant, or toxicant. 
  • Assessing the risks of hazards
    You can assess the risk by considering how you might be exposed and what the result of the exposure would be, or by creating your own experiment. 
  • Minimizing the risks of hazards
    After assessing the risk, think about how you might minimize the risk of exposure through the use of equipment (PPE), techniques, and procedures. 
  • Preparing for emergencies
    It goes without saying that you should always be prepared. Whether it’s an accidental spill or maybe even a fire, you should be aware and knowledgeable about how to contain any accidents. So, have a plan in place and know how to execute it. 

The RAMP concept provides a framework for making chemical safety an integral part of every workplace. Which could greatly help you improve the safety culture for your employees. If you are in need of any training services, let us help you. Give us a call today at 866-537-2262 or visit us online at Safety Solutions and Supply

Safety Solutions & Supply
314 E. Canal St. (State Road 60)
Mulberry, Florida 33860
Phone: 1-866-537-2262 (toll free)
E-mail: [email protected]
Web: solutionsinsafety.com 

Benefits of Personal Protective Equipment

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is equipment worn to minimize exposure to hazards that cause serious workplace injuries and illnesses. According to OSHA, “If your workplace contains any contact with chemical, radiological, physical, electrical, mechanical, or other workplace hazards, then you need to have a PPE program in place.” This means having an abundant supply of equipment such as gloves, safety glasses and shoes, earplugs or muffs, hard hats, respirators, or coveralls, vests and full body suits on hand for your employees.

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