The New Year presents a perfect opportunity to refresh and recharge. As we head into 2018, it’s a great time to review safety measures and precautions and ensure you’ve got the right tools and procedures in place to be ready for when disasters strike.
Here are some tips on how to get ready for safety in 2018.
Disasters can strike at a moment’s notice. That’s why it’s important to always have a plan in place and prepare in the best ways possible to address those situations. Having a fully stocked first aid kit in your home, workplace, or in your car, can help during times of distress to treat wounds, sanitize or bandage an injury.
In the workplace, where safety should be a first priority, and where fines are possible, it’s even more important that you have a plan and supplies on hand to address potential emergencies. Each workplace has rules for minimum safety measures to meet. Be sure you’re aware of what those are for our industry and review your disaster preparedness and continuity plans to ensure they are still effective.
In addition to first aid supplies, you’ll need staff able to administer basic treatment in critical situations and you’ll need a workplace that understand the importance of safety first. To achieve this, you should schedule regular training sessions and reviews of those skills so that all staff members are on-board and able to respond appropriately during an emergency.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has strict guidelines and rules to follow. These change often and the only way to remain up-to-date and in compliance is to be vigilant about offering informational resources to your workforce so all parties are aware of requirements.