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)
E-mail: [email protected]
Web: solutionsinsafety.com  

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  

How Fall Protection Belts and Accessories Market will be Impacted by COVID-19

As businesses are beginning to open back up we can’t help but wonder what impact COVID-19 will have on our companies and on the economy. One market that will be impacted from this pandemic will be the fall protection belts and accessories market as this has also impacted the supply chain and forced major companies to change their strategies in order to maintain their market share. 

While the stages of the pandemic differ from country to country, fall protection is still essential in the use of controls designed to protect personnel from falling or in the event they do fall, to stop them without causing severe injury. Because this protection is extremely important for you and your employees, we’ve attached the full report from Dataintelo here: https://dataintelo.com/checkout/?report  so you can learn more about the impact of the COVID-19 on the market. In the report you’ll find a detailed analysis of the supporting industries and a region-wise market size analysis of the market. 

While we are waiting out this pandemic, check out our training services, let us here at Safety Solutions and Supply help get your employees up to date on safety issues around your workplace. If you have any additional questions, feel free to give us a call today 866-537-2262

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