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Top 10 Workplace Safety Tips for Supervisors

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Top 10 Workplace Safety Tips for Supervisors

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Here's a list of 10 things every supervisor should be aware of when it comes to the safety of those under their care.

1. Unsafe Conditions

Eyes open

  • Keep a vigilant eye open for unsafe conditions or potential hazards.
  • We could all use some help
    • You have a lot of responsibility and can use as many eyes as possible. Be sure to ask your employees to report safety concerns they may have
    • On that note be sure to really listen and take their concerns at least as seriously as they do if not more

Proper Procedures

  • Be sure to properly train employees on procedures

  • Beyond this it is important to remind employees of proper procedures on a regular basis

  • Observe actual work processes and correct if wrong

3. Breaks

  • Consider making breaks mandatory. A resting period can be important for best quality of work and safety.

4. Signage

  • Consistent and prominent signage can be a game changer in reminding workers of procedures. This is especially true of high stress situations around fire safety, evacuation, and emergency response protocol.

5. PPE

  • Provide the necessary PPE for the task at hand and keep it accessible whenever necessary.

  • It’s a good idea to give access to PPE directly next to the place it will be used for ease of access.

6. Machines

  • Provide proper training around mechanical aids.

  • Be sure mechanical aids are used as often as possible to reduce physical strain.

    • This  reduces fatigue and change of injury

7. Sobriety

  • Be sure your workers know the extreme danger and risk around working while intoxicated.

    • This seems obvious but is associated with a massive amount of workplace accidents.

8. Area marking

  • Whether you decide to use tape, paint, handrails, fences, curbs, pylons or flags

    • The areas should be clearly marked to ensure that people stay where they need to be

    • Require specific PPE within certain areas

      • Be sure not to break these rules whatever your position may be in the company. Compliance should be led by example.

9. Provide a wash up station

  • Installing a sink with shop towels can be an important part of any worksite especially when dealing with flammable or otherwise dangerous materials and substances

10. Don’t dismiss any injury

  • Any injury, no matter the size, can lead to further health and safety risks.
  • Take the time to provide proper support or aid
  • Encourage workers to report any injury or even near incidents in order to help prev ent further complications.