How to Maintain a Safe Workplace

by Contributor - Updated September 26, 2017

How to Maintain a Safe Workplace. Safety is necessary for your workplace. Without safety measures in place at work, we may as well be working in a mine in the early 1900s. Address any problems you have found with unresolved conflict. Putting corrective measures in place is highly preferable to taking care of an injury.

Prevent incidents of accident and injury in the workplace by putting safety regulations in place from the beginning. Maintain safety information as part of a new-hire's orientation process.

Maintain records of the regulations needed and those you have put in force. Workplace shop safety is the number one thought on a safety manager's mind. Record keeping makes it happen.

Inspect areas for hidden safety hazards--malfunctioning equipment and fixtures and correct placement of fire extinguishers. Maintain correct placement of safety equipment and correct problems with equipment as they occur.

Determine a rating system to evaluate problems found in the workplace. Report your findings in writing.

Put an end to disruptive workplace behavior and unresolved conflict as soon as it begins. Maintain a "no tolerance" policy toward conflict.

Follow up on problems and evaluate the accomplishment involved by people, machines and rules. If an employee has heavily documented safety issues elsewhere, they need guidance in this area.

Tips

  • OSHA is a great place to check out what is safe and what can be a problem.

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