How to keep safe at work ?

work safety

Thousands of workers in Canada are injured every year as a result of a work accident, many of them lose their lives, and the “lucky ones” become handicapped in varying degrees of severity. It is clear that the event of a work accident is not merely a result of the accident, but is the result of some failure in the work process implemented in the plant / organization. It is clear that adherence to safety rules at work is intended to minimize as much as possible and even to prevent the risks of possible harm. The level of awareness of the issue of work safety is gaining a place of respect in the minds of the decision makers in the organization. New rules and regulations, designed to protect the employee from harm, are legislated and installed every year. Many standards of the Standards Institute of Israel are published regularly and the investment of various organizations and factories in maintaining the safety of their employees is gaining momentum.

In the past, a strong emphasis has been placed on the quality of organizations, and we have seen before many organizations the importance of quality, in anticipation of decorating the walls of their offices with the desired accreditation certificate of the Canadian Standards Institute. Today, many organizations are rushing to do everything in their power to establish A proper safety management system in the organization, and thus add an additional certificate of the Israeli Standards Institute to the map of documents that is a source of their pride. There is no doubt that the reason for this is the transformation of safety into a field of central importance in the industry, since one of the main goals of the entire organization is to increase employee safety and prevent work accidents, which charge us billions of shekels on an annual basis. And many of the organizations strive to establish or upgrade the work safety management system in their yard, while taking many actions to improve the safety situation at work, taking into account the prevention of minor accidents.

Among the actions taken so far, it is possible to point to a change in the management concept in the plant and to the enhancement of the overall safety management approach. This means that the factory manager or the organization is responsible for the safety of the workers when the safety officer in the organization is a professional staff member. There is no dispute that the imposition of responsibility on office holders led to greater involvement by the managers of the enterprise. The very legislative change in Israel in the area of ​​safety and the court ruling that accompanied this legislation led the managers of the organizations in Israel to define the field of safety as a valuable issue that should no longer be viewed as an accompanying issue but as an essential part of the organization’s overall management system.

In recent years, the Canada Standards Institute has worked to prepare and publish many safety standards, including air quality, occupational safety and industrial hygiene, machine safety, human noise, ergonomics, fire protection, explosion protection, electric shock protection, radiation protection, And protective equipment.

When you go to work, especially in industries like construction or in the law enforcement field must have a high quality safe work shoes.  This will prevent Foot injuries, and health problems in the future. This is why laws had been constituted for the safety of the workers. In addition, regulations have been enacted regarding safety and recently the Non-Ionizing Radiation Regulations, the Planning and Building Regulations regarding access to a new public building, the planning and building regulations regarding fire safety in buildings,

One of the most important and important provisions of the regulations concerning work safety is the need to appoint a safety officer in any organization with at least 50 employees. The duties of the Occupational Safety and Hygiene Officer include: inspection, supervision and supervision of equipment (including protection of machines, personal protective equipment, fire extinguishing equipment, etc.), materials, procedures and working conditions, and factory or organization employees, including contractors. It is incumbent upon the safety officer to ensure that the employees are properly instructed to carry out a risk and hazards survey, to work on the writing of specific and specific safety procedures and procedures for the various processes, to establish and implement an emergency system, to conduct an annual escape exercise for all employees, to examine the conditions of occupational hygiene Health checks and environmental tests, and to minimize the potential for harm to the health and safety of workers.