Being Safe On The Job

Throughout our lives we are bound to have at least more than one job at one point or another. Whether it is our job as mowing lawns, waitressing, and eventually working as an adult we are constantly met with responsibilities and expectations of what should be done. In order to receive the income that we expect we have to not only carry out these tasks, and duties that are expected of us, but also must do them with quality and with the satisfaction of the boss in mind. However, sometimes people can easily over look safety in order to meet a deadline, or job, which leads to bigger problems than just time.

Safety In Multiple Aspects

Safety is not a common topic within the workplace for a lot of professions, except where your fire escape location is within your office, or maybe what to do if there is an intruder in the building. However, most job injuries occur the majority of the time due to the lack of safety knowledge by employees. Many people that work in manual, or physical labor are easily likely to sustain serious, and debilitating injuries if not properly instructed on how to handle machinery, devices, or simply the correct way to lift objects.

Making Your Employees and Business Safe

However, safety within in an office environment is an important aspect to come to terms with as well. The majority of Americans work in an office building, or multi-floored building, which can actually cause more problems in the end of things. When you as an employer own a company, or business it is extremely important that you go over well-known safety procedures, as well as safety precautions that are unique within your business or the job you have hired employees for. Some ideas that company, or business owners should consider going over with their employees include, but are not limited to:

  • Proper safety procedures for fires, tornados, earthquakes, and intruders.
  • What is expected with their job, in a safe, and understanding manner.
  • Common issues, or safety hazards that are associated with the job and what to do in order to avoid them.
  • What do when you employee encounters one of the issues, and how to make sure it does not happen again.
  • Additionally, what employees can do in order to help other employees dealing with this issue.

Changes are constantly made within the field of employment, so if you plan on filing a workman’s compensation claim, it would be best to seek professional help. It is important to have someone on your side that knows the law and knows how to make it work for you. Michael R. Lawless, P.A., Attorney at Law specializes in these types of case. He provides a free consultation, including evenings and weekends by appointment, at their offices in Lenexa, Kansas or Grandview, Missouri offices. Call today at 1-800-734-3771, 913-681-5566 or 816-966-0099.