On behalf of Castrodale Law, LLC posted in workplace safety on Friday, March 30, 2018.
You probably don’t think that going to work each day will be dangerous unless you work as a police officer, firefighter, EMT or in the construction industry. Those are inherently dangerous jobs. You shouldn’t have to worry about having an accident that could cause you serious injury.
You need to stay alert when at work, especially if you are involved in physical labor. You can stay fresh, both physically and mentally, by taking regular breaks during the workday. Do not work through your breaks or through your lunch hour. This is not good for your health or safety.
If mechanical aids are available, use them. These include wheelbarrows, forklifts, hand trucks, cranes and conveyor belts. There’s no sense in moving or lifting heavy items with your bodily power when mechanical aids can make the job very easy to complete safely.
Always wear the protective equipment provided by your employer when on the job. Protective equipment includes goggles, boots, gloves, vests, helmets, earplugs and face masks. If you are provided these items, your employer did so for a reason. Wear them at all times.
Don’t be afraid to use your sick and personal days. They are also given to you for a reason. If you are too sick to come to work, be sure to stay home. Trying to perform your job while sick can lead to nasty injuries on the job and pass the illness to other workers.
Have you suffered an injury on the job in Columbus, Ohio? Be sure to submit a workers’ compensation claim not long after suffering your injury. This will help you pay the bills while you are out of work.