Safety in the workplace is a big deal–we all hear stories all the time of workers who are killed or injured due to negligence and a failure to follow the safety rules. While it is an Employer’s job to make sure that they provide a good work environment and offer comprehensive training on all equipment

Today, we offer a few key things to keep in mind as you consider the responsibilities both you and your employer take to keep you safe at work:

As an employee, you should:

  • Recognize hazards and avoid them.
  • Report all accidents, injuries and illness to your supervisor immediately.
  • Inspect tools before use to avoid injury.
  • Wear all assigned personal protective equipment.

As an employer, you should make sure that you:

  • Provide a safe and healthy workplace by keeping work areas clean and organized.
  • Provide personal protective equipment for all employees on the job. If your facility allows for visitors, you need to make sure that they have access to proper safety protection.
  • Train employees in safe procedures and in how to identify hazards.

It is easy to become complacent on the job and forget that your safety is ultimately in your hands.