Staying safe and healthy at work is very important, no matter what your job is. You should always try to reduce your risks of injury and illness at work.
Here are a few tips to ensure you maintain a safe workplace:
- Take regular breaks – Staying alert will help you avoid any injury or burnout. Schedule the most difficult tasks of each day for times when your concentration is best, most likely first thing in the morning.
- Wear protective equipment to suit the task – Examine your task and see if you need any protective equipment. If worn correctly, gear such as earplugs, earmuffs, hard hat, safety goggles, gloves or full-face mask can dramatically reduce your risk of injury.
- Talk about your concerns – Your employer or human resources manager need to be informed about hazards or risks. Your employer is legally obliged to ensure you have a safe working environment.
- Reduce workplace stress – Common causes include long hours, heavy workload, job insecurity and conflicts with co-workers or bosses. Stress can lead to depression, sleeping difficulties and problems with concentration. Exercise, taking time to recharge and asking for support can all help to relieve stress.
- Understand the risks – Once you know the particular hazards of your job or workplace, you can take steps to reduce your risk of work-related injury or illness.
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