Occupational Health Sets the Foundation

Occupational Health focuses on reducing or eliminating
health problems from the workplace by focusing on the hazards that cause
them.  A strong Occupational Health focus
for your company can set the foundation for success in the future.  Production and the company’s bottom line can
be greatly impacted if the foundation of Occupational Health is not
appropriately put together.  A Certified Industrial
Hygienist can work with your company to ensure a strong foundation in safety is
in place at your company.

Occupational Health focuses on reducing or eliminating
health problems from the workplace by focusing on the hazards that cause
them.  A strong Occupational Health focus
for your company can set the foundation for success in the future.  Production and the company’s bottom line can
be greatly impacted if the foundation of Occupational Health is not
appropriately put together.  A Certified Industrial
Hygienist can work with your company to ensure a strong foundation in safety is
in place at your company.

 

Hazards in the work environment can vary widely between
different job positions.  One job
position may be at risk for cuts and broken bones while the next position is at
risk for vision and hearing loss.  Each
position needs the appropriate attention to ensure that each worker is safe
while performing their daily duties.  In
many cases, the hazard can be mitigated by modifying the procedures or
implementing safety equipment to the employees. 

 

The way an employee performs the process may expose them to
unnecessary risk.  The method of how they
use a saw could put them in danger because they are not utilizing the correct
technique.  This is a training issue and
can be corrected by the Certified Industrial Hygienist working with the
employees to demonstrate a safer method and then explaining why the new method
is safer.  The educational process should
include reasoning so the employees can understand the dangers they face and
know the importance of performing the action with the safer method.  A continuing education class can be put
together and instructed by the Certified Industrial Hygienist to ensure the
employees understand the dangers as processes change and evolve.

 

Safety equipment allows a barrier to be placed between the
employee and the hazard.  Safety glasses
can help ensure the employee does not have an injury that could impact their
vision.  Hard hats will protect the
employee from falling objects from above. 
The Certified Industrial Hygienist can select the appropriate safety
equipment to ensure each job role is adequately protected.  The management team should ensure the safety
equipment is being utilized every time. 
The employee could put themselves in danger if they do not consistently
use the safety equipment. 

 

Occupational Health can improve the working conditions at
the facility and reduce the number of workers compensation claims made.  The partnership between your company and a
Certified Industrial Hygienist ensures a safer working environment and a
brighter future for the company overall. 
Click here to contact a Certified Industrial Hygienist to work with your
company regarding Occupational Health.

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