Industrial safety is important as it safeguards human life, especially in high risk areas such as nuclear, aircraft, chemical, oil and gases, and mining industries, where a fatal mistake can be catastrophic. Industrial Safety reduces risks to people, and processes.
What are major safety objectives?
Objectives of Safety Programs – The primary objective of workplace safety programs should be to help prevent workplace injuries, illnesses and fatalities, according to the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Employers develop detailed plans that provide guidance in the event of an accident, fire, natural disaster or other emergency.
Workplace safety plans also identify the roles and responsibilities of employers and employees when responding during incidents. For example, some employees are responsible for directing workers to emergency stairwells or exits. Another goal of workplace safety is reducing and removing current dangers to improve working conditions.
Mining companies, which have some of the highest rates of work-related injuries and fatalities, may switch to different equipment or employ non-toxic chemicals to reduce hazards on the job.
What is a benefit of safety and security?
2. Fewer Illnesses and Injuries Increase Productivity – Beyond a desire to protect the people you work with, reducing illness and injuries also protects your business. You can reduce or eliminate direct compensation costs and indirect costs of lost productivity.
Businesses are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance in almost every U.S. state. High injury rates in your workplace will increase insurance premiums. And if a business is underinsured for major claims, the gap in coverage is usually borne by the business. Then there are the indirect costs of lost productivity.
In some sectors, such as in construction or manufacturing, certain injuries require investigations that shut down operations until they’re complete. Unsafe working environments can also lower employee morale and cause employees to be distracted if they’re concerned about their safety.
What are the industrial safety golden rules?
Isolate, lock out or tag out equipment being worked on. Never remove an employee’s Underground Tag from the Tag Board or Personal Danger Tag from a piece of equipment. Working with electrical devices is a restricted work activity. Working at heights is a restricted work zone and activity.
What is a SMART goal for safety?
Development of specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time-sensitive (SMART) goals is important to the success of any safety and health program. Unfortunately, many people make the mistake of focusing solely on the desired outcomes in the development of their goals.