Health and safety at work has gotten far better over the years. In 2015/16, there were still 142 worker fatalities in Great Britain alone. This means the issues are still out there and mistakes are still being made. If this many have died, imagine how many people become injured, both minor and serious. In the US the statistics for injuries are going up year on year. There are various steps you can take in work to mitigate the issues, and this article can help open your eyes to the issues that are out there and what to do when you encounter potential workplace troubles that could cause injury.
Sometimes the rules in any type of workplace can be outdated compared to some of the newer machinery of forms of practice that are more modern. Not updating the rules can be deadly, because some workers will follow them and none others and as such could end up in trouble. If you think the rules are outdated, go to your supervisor and tell him. After this, they should be amended. If they are not, then take the issue further. If you were injured as a result of this then you should consider hiring a personal injury attorney.
Sometimes supervisors become complacent. Whether because they have been in the job for multiple years or because they just aren’t the kind of people who should be in the role. They need to be setting examples for you and the others to follow, not cutting corners. If they cut the corners, then you can be sure the people they are supposed to be supervising will be doing the same. Confront them about it and if they don’t want to listen […]