Monday, April 25, 2005

Safety Bonds Good Communication, Employee Involvement and Management Support

The most important safety tool is the human mind. A successful welding safety program requires not only a complete understanding of welding equipment and processes, but a collaborative, human approach to safety in the workplace.

To a greater extent now, successful safety management calls for humanized techniques and tools to realize safety goals, even as automation becomes increasingly familiar to welding practices. This article covers a proactive approach to some major machine and worker safety concerns, as well as some common welding safety issues.

First and foremost, any successful welding safety program makes every effort to prevent injuries. Programs further rely on compliance with OSHA regulations, keeping worker's compensation costs low and, of course, knowledgeable, well-trained employees. More and more, achieving safety in the workplace also requires proactive management and employee support. Particularly for a large company, employee involvement in the creation and application of safety procedures is directly related to job satisfaction and a safe workplace. When given the opportunity to provide valuable input about their work, employees are generally more satisfied with their jobs, and in turn, help ensure safety compliance and lower worker's compensation costs. (Via Occupational Hazards)

Safety Plan - User Interface Design, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Ergonomics

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