24 February 2020

Safety Tips in the Workplace

Always be aware of your surroundings

To avoid any risks, be aware of the potential hazards in your workplace first. Once you’ve learned to be cautious of these accident-prone areas, you will be able to keep clear of them.

Protect your back, correct your posture.

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If you’re picking things up or cleaning things in low areas, use the correct form so your back doesn’t get hurt. Avoid  sudden stooping or twisting which may cause back pains.

Take regular breaks

So many work-related injuries and illnesses occur because a worker is tired, burned out and not alert to their surroundings. Taking regular breaks helps you stay fresh on the job. One trick to staying alert is to schedule the most difficult tasks when your concentration is best, like first thing in the morning.

Exits must be accessible at all times

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In case of an emergency, you’ll need quick and easy access to the exits. It’s also recommended to keep a clear access to equipment shutoffs in case you need to quickly stop them from functioning.

Know your rights. Even if you’re working as a domestic helper, you still have rights. There are policies against employers overworking their employees and forcing them to perform dangerous tasks. Learn about them and be aware of your own limitations.

For extra protection in the workplace, get yourself insured. GoLion offers a wide array of personal accident insurances, suitable for various work and activities.