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Tips on how to prevent workplace accident

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The following tips will help you to prevent workplace accidents.

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Always be alert

Most of the accidents happen because people are not alert or they lose their alertness at that moment. If you are awake and alert while you are working, it will prevent accidents. If you are feeling sleepy or very tired at work, it is more likely that you won't be able to remain alert and that may result in a workplace accident.

Participate actively in the emergency drills

The emergency drills are carried out so that you remain ready for any possible emergencies. If you listen and participate actively during such emergency drills, you will know many things and more importantly, you will know what to do in case of any emergency. That will significantly reduce the possibility of accidents in your workplace. Do not simply consider those emergency drills as some boring drills that you need to do. Do not take them for granted. Because a little more active listening and understanding everything during emergency drills can really save your life.

Don't to a higher risk job if you are not trained

If you are not trained to do a job and it is a high-risk job, you should not do it. High-risk jobs need special people who are trained for the job. Even if you are asked to do something which is very risky and you are not trained for that, you should not do it. Otherwise, a workplace accident may happen. If you do the job, it means you are exposing yourself to a great danger, but at the same time your also exposing other people to danger.

Wear the required safety measures

If you need to wear an uniform and safety measures while working in a factory, you should do that. It can help you to prevent a workplace accident. You will need the proper uniform and the protective wearables so as to ensure any possible accidents while working. You cannot ignore your safety measures, even though there hasn't been any accident for a long time. You cannot simply take any chances. While working if it is necessary to wear a hardhat helmet, you must wear it and nothing should stop you from using it.

Form an emergency team

You should form an emergency team among the workers. This emergency team will monitor possible hazards that may cause accidents in future. They will report it to the concerned authority. They will also formulate the safety procedures, rules and regulations so as to eliminate the possible risk to the workers.

Don't guess, ask

If you do not know the procedure of managing a task, do not guess it, ask other people who know about it. Ask your supervisor or colleagues if you do not know how to operate a machine. If you are not trained to handle a machine, you should not touch it. Your supervisor is the best person to ask about the task at hand if there is any amount of danger associated with it.

Follow the safety program

If your workplace has a safety program, please follow it. People have gone through different aspects before deciding the safety program for your workplace and so even though it may feel boring or unnecessary to you, it is in your best interest to follow the safety program of your workplace. Your employer is responsible for you and your well-being and that's why the safety program has been installed in your workplace. If you follow the safety program, it will be easier for you to avoid any accidents in the workplace.

References
1. Workplace Injury, Illness and Fatality Statistics
2. Accidents in the workplace