INVESTING IN SAFETY AT WORK: 5 KEYS
Achieving the expected results, being efficient, improving productivity, meeting customers’ expectations and generating growth are some of the many challenges we face whether working in the industrial sector or in any other type of organization for that matter. However, this daily dynamic should not make us forget something as important as investing in prevention and concerning us with better job safety.
That’s why today we would like to share 5 key elements that will allow us to better understand the importance of approaching this issue from the correct angle:
First, it’s important to clarify that when we talk about investing in prevention – when we refer to the positive aspects of improving safety at work – we are not only talking about an economic investment. What we mean is that it’s necessary to dedicate time and energy to ensure that it becomes one of the pillars of our organization and it extends professionally and globally throughout our business.
Then, it’s important to consider that the correct implementation of occupational safety and prevention measures should define the potential risks of workspaces, take appropriate measures, explain the issue to the workers in that space, and follow-up the matter ensuring it does not generate later complications.
Similarly, it’s vital to understand that work in occupational safety must be “transversal “: that is, it must cover all areas and levels of the company. All members of the organization must also incorporate the established parameters to their work.
Safety at work policies must continually be updated. The work environment is a dynamic space in a constant state of change and where operating parameters can vary or be affected. Therefore, it is essential to keep our safety practices and policies up to date and adjust or correct everything necessary to ensure compliance with the standards established. In this sense, the correct training of employees is also key, as well as the tests of maintenance of competences and the training of the new members of the organization.
Finally, we can assure that once we integrate quality policies pertaining to job safety, we will not only be protecting the most important thing in our business – which is the integrity of the members of the organizations, but we will also be adding efficiency and quality to the firm, which will end up having positive effects in the areas of results and productivity mentioned at the beginning of this post.