National SAFER Workplace Day is observed on the last Friday of June to honour the safer workplace initiative, which promotes workplace safety with an emphasis on machine safety to reduce the likelihood of near-misses, incidents, and injuries.
Machine protection consistently ranks among the top ten OSHA violations each year. Our mission is to equip machine manufacturers and end-users with the necessary resources to promote a secure workplace.
The background of National SAFER Workplace Day
Let’s support this event by learning the significance of workplace safety. Take the time to evaluate your workstation and identify any task, procedure, or piece of equipment that could put your workplace and your safety at risk.
STOP, ASSESS, FORMULATE, EXECUTE, and REVIEW make up the acronym SAFER, which is derived from the five fundamental stages used to conduct a risk assessment. These stages are essential for effectively addressing any issues, such as unsafe machine operation, so that a safe and effective solution can be developed and implemented.
A production halt is frequently associated with negative connotations. However, in this context, it is intended to prevent future production halts due to injuries and accidents.
It is essential to pause and address safety concerns in order to create and foster a work environment in which employees feel empowered to report unsafe conditions. This also serves to prevent accidents and near-misses.
APPRAISE – Identifying a hazardous condition is the initial step. The next stage is to evaluate the safety concerns in order to determine what steps (if any) must be taken to reduce exposure to the hazard.
Calculating a Hazard Rating Number (HRN) is one method for estimating the severity of the problem. Effective HRN calculation during the risk assessment process will enable you to quantify a problem and examine a machine or process more closely to ensure compliance with regulations and standards.
After an assessment has been completed and a qualified team has reviewed a concern, the next stage is to formulate a plan. If action is required, now is the time to develop feasible and secure solutions. A solution that is not only safe but also allows for effective and efficient human-machine interactions may necessitate teamwork.
Administrative controls, machine redesigns, and the implementation of safety controls are all possible solutions.
After a plan has been created, it is time to execute it to determine its effectiveness. This may necessitate coordination between multiple departments and divisions, as a realistic schedule must be developed to account for machine outages and available resources in order to implement the proposed safety plan. It is essential to establish design reviews and milestones in order to measure and monitor the success of the process.
Once the solution has been effectively implemented, the issue must be reviewed once more. This additional evaluation is conducted to demonstrate that the system is operational, to affirm that the initial concern has been effectively addressed, and to ensure that the new solution does not introduce new dangers.
5 FACTS ABOUT SAFER WORKPLACES
Many of these injuries are machine-related. Investing in machine safety measures can help reduce the number of workplace injuries and safeguard the safety of employees.
According to the AlertMedia Employee Safety Report, 73% of workers believe feeling safe at work is “extremely important.”
The American Society of Safety Engineers reports that a workplace safety programme can reduce injuries by fifty percent.
According to OSHA, approximately fifty percent of severe workplace injuries continue to go unreported (LDG Law).
On their website, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) provides a free utility called “Injury Tracking Application (ITA)” that generates a report comparing your company’s injury/illness to rate to that of your competitors.
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