We all have to go the extra mile when it comes to our safety.
When even a minor lapse in judgment can lead to a severe injury or permanent disability, you can never be too careful. The construction field holds its fair share of risks in the day-to-day, ranging from sudden weather changes to malfunctioning heavy equipment, and it’s your duty as overseer to make sure everyone is covered. While supplying your employees with state-of-the-art construction safety vest materials and breathable reflective rain gear is a good place to start, swapping these items out for new models is also vital to ensure they’re receiving maximum benefits at all times.
What should you keep in mind when assigning safety equipment? Take a look and keep yourself covered with a little extra knowledge.
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Preventing workplace injuries is an ongoing concern for both employers and employees. When workers are properly trained, adhere to safety guidelines, and wear protective gear, over time, they are less likely to become injured on the job.
New employees tend to be injured more often than more experienced employees. The Institute for Work and Health in Canada found that within their first month of work, a new employee is three times more likely to become injured than an employee that has been on the job for a longer period of time. Furthermore, these employees are also more likely to be absent from work as a result of an injury.
Employees with less than a year of service are also more likely to be injured. In 2013, for example, approximately one-third of the nonfatal injuries that occurred were