Workers won’t stay long at a company that doesn’t show that it cares about them and actually takes steps to secure their safety and well-being. If your boss were to tell you that the company doesn’t have the budget to invest in new safety gear, you’ll be a lot less likely to jump headlong into a difficult and potentially risky task.
Work site safety staffing standards, however, are more than just wearing the right protective gear. They have to do with an entire mindset that the OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) deals with on a daily basis, in order to improve and perfect the rules associated with work safety.
Following OSHA guidelines and having your employees complete the OSHA training classes should therefore be very high on your list of things to do to improve safety at the office or workplace. However, you can also talk to your workers about it, ask for their feedback on what should be improved, allocate a greater percentage of your budget to promoting safe work practices and ergonomic furniture, and analyze and correct past mistakes that have led to accidents or injuries.
This way, you will be not only following the best practices and guidelines laid down by OSHA but also come up with additional measures that might be required depending on your business’ own unique approach to performing certain activities.